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Brief Report  FREE
John Charles Rotondo, PhD; Alessandro Borghi, MD; Rita Selvatici, PhD; Eros Magri, DBS; Enzo Bianchini, MD; Elena Montinari, MD; Monica Corazza, MD; Annarosa Virgili, MD; Mauro Tognon, PhD; Fernanda Martini, PhD

Importance  The molecular mechanism leading to the development of vulvar squamous cell carcinoma (VSCC) from vulvar lichen sclerosus (VLS) is unknown.

Objective  To assess the possible involvement of the IRF6 tumor-suppressor gene in the development of VSCC from VLS.

Design  In laboratories at the University ...

JAMA Dermatology Clinicopathological Challenge 
Elaine Kunzler, BS; Joshua Weaver, MD; Christina Cernik, MD

A woman in her 30s presented with a 3-year history of painful nodules on her lower extremities, neck, and jawline; her medical history included seasonal allergies, and she did not take any prescription medications. What is your diagnosis?

Research Letter 
Laura L. Bernet, MD; Matthew A. Lewis, MD; Kerri E. Rieger, MD, PhD; Livia Casciola-Rosen, PhD; David F. Fiorentino, MD, PhD

This study evaluates the clinical and laboratory associations of the ovoid palatal patch, which is often found in patients with dermatomyositis.

Su M. Lwin, MRCP, MBBS, BSc (Hons); Chao-Kai Hsu, MD; James R. McMillan, PhD; Jemima E. Mellerio, MD, FRCP, MBBS, BSc (Hons); John A. McGrath, MD, FRCP, FMedSci

This case report describes the clinical and genetic characteristics of a patient with ichthyosis prematurity syndrome.

Beatriz Bustamante, MD; Sarah Abdalla Ahmed, PhD; G. S. De Hoog, PhD; Carlos Seas, MD; Wendy W. J. Van De Sande, PhD

This case report describes a patient with eumycetoma caused by Phaeoacremonium sphinctrophorum.

Jenna Lester, MD; Bruce Wintroub, MD; Eleni Linos, MD, DrPH

In this issue of JAMA Dermatology, Cheng et al1 highlight sex disparities in National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant funding. Only 1 in 3 NIH grants overall are awarded to women in dermatology, and even fewer—1 in 4—R01 grants go to women. And the problem seems ...

Original Investigation 
Michelle Y. Cheng, MD; Andrea Sukhov, BA; Hawa Sultani, BS; Kyoungmi Kim, PhD; Emanual Maverakis, MD

Importance  National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants are becoming increasingly competitive in the academic research arena. Identifying NIH funding disparities is an important step in improving academic diversity.

Objective  To examine recent NIH funding trends in dermatology.

Design, Setting, and Participants  Retrospective study with linear ...

Editorial: Disparities in Academic Dermatology; Jenna Lester, MD; Bruce Wintroub, MD; Eleni Linos, MD, DrPH
Brief Report 
Vladimir Ratushny, MD, PhD; Stefan Kraft, MD; Samuel L. Moschella, MD; Lyn M. Duncan, MD; Donald P. Lawrence, MD; Hensin Tsao, MD, PhD

Importance  The abrupt appearance of melanocytic lesions is a unique phenomenon that can occur in the setting of eruptive nevi or epidermotropic melanoma metastases.

Objective  To examine the immunohistochemical and genetic mutative features of a novel case of an eczematous reaction followed by the abrupt appearance ...

JAMA Dermatology Clinicopathological Challenge 
Justin P. Bandino, MD; Michael C. Royer, MD; Walter L. Rush, MD

A woman in her early 50s presented with a 1- to 2-year history of outbreaks of mildly pruritic “flowers” on her skin occurring in crops of 3 to 4 on arms, legs, trunk, and buttocks that would last a few months before spontaneously resolving without scarring. What is ...

Research Letter 
Arpan V. Prabhu, BS; Raghav Gupta; Christopher Kim; Ahmed Kashkoush, BS; David R. Hansberry, MD, PhD; Nitin Agarwal, MD; Ellen Koch, MD

This study assesses the readability of online dermatologic patient education resources published by a range of dermatologic organizations.

Jillian W. Millsop, MD, MS; Baran Ho, MD; Maija Kiuru, MD, PhD; Maxwell A. Fung, MD; Victoria R. Sharon, MD, DTMH

This case report describes the role of histologic “bean bag cells” in the diagnosis of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis.

Original Investigation 
Jack S. Resneck Jr, MD; Michael Abrouk; Meredith Steuer, MMS; Andrew Tam; Adam Yen; Ivy Lee, MD; Carrie L. Kovarik, MD; Karen E. Edison, MD

Importance  Evidence supports use of teleconsultation for improving patient access to dermatology. However, little is known about the quality of rapidly expanding direct-to-consumer (DTC) telemedicine websites and smartphone apps diagnosing and treating skin disease.

Objective  To assess the performance of DTC teledermatology services.

Design and Participants...

Editor's Note: Need for State Licensure; June K. Robinson, MD
Editor's Note 
June K. Robinson, MD

California (and 47 other states) requires that physicians engaging in telemedicine are licensed in the state in which the patient is located and follow the medical practice act regulations of that state.1 At the time this research was performed by Resneck and colleagues,2 multistate reform offered ...

Viewpoint  FREE
Lola V. Stamm, PhD

This Viewpoint discusses the spread of the Zika virus in the Americas, the risk of a US outbreak, and what can be done in terms of surveillance and prevention.

Editor's Note: Zika Virus; June K. Robinson, MD
Editorial  FREE
June K. Robinson, MD; Jeffrey P. Callen, MD

Our readers, authors, and peer reviewers may be interested in the performance of the journal in 2015. Our primary goal for 2015 was to reduce the time from the date of acceptance of a manuscript to its publication. To achieve publication online ahead of print within 2 months ...

Original Investigation 
Joost M. Meijer, MD; Gilles F. H. Diercks, MD, PhD; Enno Schmidt, MD, PhD; Hendri H. Pas, PhD; Marcel F. Jonkman, MD, PhD

Importance  Anti-p200 pemphigoid is a rare subepidermal autoimmune blistering disease characterized by autoantibodies against a 200-kDa protein in the basement membrane zone. Anti-p200 pemphigoid is probably often misdiagnosed because of low availability of diagnostic assays and expertise and classified as bullous pemphigoid or epidermolysis bullosa acquisita.


Brief Report  FREE
Sarah M. Derrington, MD; A. Paul Cellura, MD; Laura E. McDermott, BA; Taylor Gubitosi, BS; Anna Marie Sonstegard, BA; Sheng Chen, MD, PhD; Amit Garg, MD

Importance  The Zika virus epidemic has been declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization. We describe the mucocutaneous features and histologic correlation in a patient with the acute Zika virus infection.

Observations  We observed the presence of a diffuse papular ...

Editor's Note 
June K. Robinson, MD

For the cutaneous and ocular clinical presentation of the Zika virus, please see the article by Derrington et al1 in this issue of JAMA Dermatology. An additional resource is the JAMA Zika Virus Disease Patient Page.2

Research Letter 
Neil A. M. Houston, BA; Aaron M. Secrest, MD, PhD; Ryan J. Harris, MD; Westley S. Mori, BA; Mark J. Eliason, MD; Charles M. Phillips, MD; Laura K. Ferris, MD, PhD

This study examines the influence of physician sex on patient attitudes toward total-body skin cancer screening.

Didier Bessis, MD; Hélène Vernhet, MD, PhD; Michèle Bigorre, MD; Isabelle Quéré, MD, PhD; Jochen Rössler, MD

This case report describes life-threatening cutaneous bleeding in a child with Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome treated with oral sirolimus

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