Alopecia areata (AA) is an autoimmune condition which presents with well-demarcated areas of hair loss. It can present at any time of life but usually presents in the younger age groups, usually before the age of 30 years. The condition is sporadic or affected individuals will develop one or several … [Read more...] about New drugs in the treatment of alopecia areata
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Towards the end of July, the British Medical Journal published an educational article on Body Dysmorphic disorder. [BMJ 2015; 350: h2278] What is this? The article was written by Dr David Veale, a Consultant Psychiatrist in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy at the South London and … [Read more...] about Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Seen the giant cow parsley?
At the time of writing this blog, the family has just returned from its first ever camping trip (outside of the back garden!). On one of the obligatory dog walks by a river near the campsite, we noticed we were surrounded by triffid-like cow parsley, towering over us to over two metres in height. My … [Read more...] about Seen the giant cow parsley?
Fun in the sun with eczema
Being the summer, many of us are thinking of, planning towards or heading imminently off on our holidays. Last week, a father of a longstanding paediatric patient of mine with difficult to manage, widespread, chronic eczema placed me with his conundrum. Standard advice in eczema is the … [Read more...] about Fun in the sun with eczema