19-41 Segment 2: Eczema In Infants: A Starting Point For Allergies And Asthma

Eczema In Infants: A Starting Point For Allergies and Asthma

Doctors have learned that childhood allergies and asthma may have their start in dry, dysfunctional skin in infancy, when allergens such as food particles enter the body through cracks in the skin. A noted pediatric allergist discusses this ”atopic march” and ways to combat it.

Medical Notes: Week of September 22, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of September 22, 2019.

Dupuytren Disease: Crippler of Hands

Dupuytren disease (pronounced DOO-pah-tren) is the most common disorder crippling hands that most people have never heard of. It is a genetic condition of the fascia beneath the skin of the palms, and it stubbornly resists treatment. An expert and a patient discuss the disorder.

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16-44 Segment 1: Lupus and the Skin

A minority of patients have lupus only on the skin, and while this is not life threatening, it can still be psychologically devastating.