Saliva COVID test, minoxidil works after radiation, and a conversation on antibiotic resistance in acne

Thursday, August 20, 2020

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Dermatologists write more antibiotic prescriptions per individual clinician than other physicians, mostly to treat acne and rosacea. Dr. Vincent DeLeo talks to Dr. James Del Rosso about antibiotic use in dermatology. “Antibiotics are part of our armamentarium; they’re very important. … Primarily we’re using [antibiotics] for these inflammatory dermatoses that are not infections, and we’re prescribing them for a longer period of time,” Dr. Del Rosso explains. Dr. Del Rosso outlines acne therapies commonly associated with resistance and discusses when to use antibiotics for acne.


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Hosts: Nick Andrews, Vincent A. DeLeo, MD (Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles)

Guest: James Q. Del Rosso, DO (JDR Dermatology Research/Thomas Dermatology, Las Vegas and Henderson, Nev.)

Disclosures: Dr. DeLeo is a consultant for Estée Lauder. Dr. Del Rosso has served as an advisor, consultant, and speaker for Almirall, Bausch Health (Ortho Dermatologics), EPI Health, Foamix (Menlo Therapeutics), Galderma Laboratories, and Mayne Pharma. He also has served as a research investigator for Almirall, Bausch Health (Ortho Dermatologics), Foamix (Menlo Therapeutics), and Galderma Laboratories.

Show notes: Allegra Sparta, Melissa Sears

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Vincent A. DeLeo, MD
Vincent A. DeLeo, MD, is from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York. He also is the editor in chief of Cutis and the author of more than 200 publications. He is a leading expert on contact dermatitis, sunscreens, and photosensitivity. Dr. DeLeo is a consultant for Estée Lauder.