JAMA Dermatology Patient Page
This month’s Patient Information Page discusses Pyoderma gangrenosum, a rare disease in which patients develop large, rapidly progressive, painful ulcers, often after slight trauma. This is usually due to the body’s own immune system attacking the skin and may occur in the setting of other systemic illnesses, such as inflammatory bowel disease. Pyoderma gangrenosum can sometimes be initially mistaken for an infection.
JAMA Dermatology Patient Page Collection
Past JAMA Dermatology Patient Pages are available here. Topics include bullous pemphigoid, basal cell carcinoma, morphea (localized scleroderma), squamous cell carcinoma, cutaneous lupus erythematosus, and more.
Patient Identifiability in JAMA Dermatology
Robinson et al highlight the importance of quality clinical photographs, patient consent forms, and patient privacy issues in submissions to JAMA Dermatology.