Sunil Sharan Dhawan

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Combination therapy has long been a mainstay of psoriasis treatment, particularly for those that suffer from moderate-to-severe disease. The biologics represent a new and exciting approach to psoriasis treatment though their use in combination regimens has not been adequately examined. This brief series reports on the combination of biologics with acitretin(More)
Lentigo maligna is often treated with superficial therapies that are associated with high recurrence rates. The high recurrence rates are a result of incomplete destruction or removal of tumor from clinically inapparent but histologically positive areas. We describe the use of the Mohs technique with rush permanent sections for the complete removal of this(More)
We describe the long-term follow-up of two patients who experienced diffuse fasciitis and eosinophilia while ingesting L-tryptophan for treatment of insomnia. This is one of the first reports in the dermatologic literature of the long-term follow-up of eosinophilic fasciitis in association with L-tryptophan ingestion. Both patients fit the Centers for(More)
Subcutaneous fat necrosis associated with pancreatitis has been postulated to be due to the effects of circulating pancreatic lipase. We report positive intracellular staining of adipocytes with a monoclonal antibody to pancreatic lipase in a lesion of subcutaneous pancreatic fat necrosis, and confirm the role of pancreatic lipase in the pathogenesis of(More)
INTRODUCTION This study evaluated the efficacy and tolerability of treating mild-to-moderate facial acne using a new, hand-held, light-emitting diode blue light device in conjunction with a foam cleanser containing 5% glycolic acid and 2% salicylic acid plus a skin rebuilding serum containing 1.25% salicylic acid, 0.5% niacinamide, 0.08% liposomal-based(More)
Topical retinoids are the cornerstone of therapy for acne vulgaris. Nevertheless, the adjunctive use of other anti-acne agents can help enhance the efficacy of topical retinoids still further. Given that tazarotene 0.1 percent gel has previously shown significantly greater efficacy than tretinoin 0.025 percent gel, it is likely that tazarotene plus(More)
This 16-week study evaluated once-daily tazarotene 0.1% cream and adapalene 0.3% gel in patients with moderate-to-severe acne. Patients treated with tazarotene 0.1% cream performed better in many acne efficacy measures (reduction in lesion counts, percentage of patients achieving a 50 percent lesion count reduction, overall disease severity, investigator's(More)
BACKGROUND Acne pathogenesis is multifactorial and includes inflammation. Combining drugs targeting multiple components of acne pathogenesis is standard practice. OBJECTIVE To assess the safety and efficacy of dapsone gel 5%, an anti-inflammatory agent, in combination with tazarotene cream 0.1% for treatment of acne vulgaris. METHODS Patients were(More)