Evidenced-Based Articles

Click on the topics below for links to an article about that particular subject. 

*Each article name is followed by the main author (or website) and year published as applicable
*Disclaimer: This is not an exhaustive list of all dermatological conditions

Allergic and Auto-Immune Skin Eruptions 

Allergies: Anaphylaxis      American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (2014)

Anaphylaxis    Ngan (2003)

Systemic lupus erythematosus   Manson and Rahman (2006)

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: NEJM    Tsokos (2011)

Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac: Who Gets and Causes    American Academy of Dermatology (2017)

Poison Ivy “Urushiol”     Symes and Dawson (1954)

Psoriasis   American Academy of Dermatology (2017)

Psoriasis: it’s more than just the skin    Feingold (2012)

Allergic contact dermatitis  Becker (2013)

Contact Dermatitis: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment   American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (2014)

Contact Dermatitis Causes   American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (2014)

Clinical characteristics of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus in Nairobi, Kenya   Genga et al. (2015)

Different Types of Allergies   Mandal (2013)

Bacterial Skin Eruptions

Necrotizing fasciitis: classification, diagnosis, and management   Lancerotto et al. (2012)

The LRINEC (Laboratory Risk Indicator for Necrotizing Fasciitis) score: A tool for distinguishing necrotizing fasciitis from other soft tissue infections   Wong et al. (2004)

Diagnosis and Treatment of Cellulitis   Raff and Kroshinsky (2016)

Folliculitis: recognition and management   Luelmo-Aguilar and Sanrandreu (2004)

Impetigo: Diagnosis and Treatment   Hartman-Adams et al. (2014)

Clinical features, outcome, and meningococcal genotype in 258 adults with meningococcal meningitis: a prospective cohort study   Heckenberg et al. (2008)

Meningococcal disease: clinical presentation and sequelae   Pace and Pollard (2011)

Clinical features and diagnosis of acute bacterial meningitis in adults   Tunkel (2016)

Pharyngitis and Scarlet Fever   Wessels (2016)

An unusual presentation of primary syphilis   Podlipnik et al. (2015)

Fungal and Parasitic Skin Eruptions

Prescribing for superficial fungal skin and nail infections   Onselen (2013)

Diagnosis directs treatment in fungal infections of the skin   Panthagani and Tidman (2015)

Symptoms and treatment of ringworm infections   Watkins (2014)

Lice and mites: tackling an intimate relationship   Greener (2011)

The treatment of scabies  Dressler et al. (2016)

Scabies: a problem that can really get under your skin   Pocock (2011)

Intense nocturnal itching should raise suspicion of scabies   Tidman and Tidman (2013)

Identifying parasitic infestations part 2: From scabies to bed bugs   Watkins (2011)

Medication Induced Skin Eruptions

Drug-induced skin reactions: a 2-year study   Farshchian et al. (2014)

Acute Urticaria   Sabroe (2013)

Adverse drug reactions and organ damage: The skin   Marzano et al. (2015)

Cutaneous Manifestation of Drug Allergy and Hypersensitivity   Zalewska-Janowska et al. (2016)

Severe Cutaneous Adverse Reactions: Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis, Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome   Harr and French (2010)

Toxic epidermal necrolysis : Part I. Introduction, history, classification, clinical features, systemic manifestations, etiology, and immunopathogenesis    Schwartz et al. (2013)

Cutaneous vasculitis: diagnosis and management   Carlson et al. (2006)

Cutaneous vasculitis   Fiorentino (2003)

Cutaneous photosensitivity diseases induced by exogenous agents   Gould et al. (1995)

Drug-induced photosensitivity: Photoallergic and phototoxic reactions   Monteiro et al. (2016)

Viral Skin Infections

Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV)   Pergam and Limaye (2009)

Epidemiology of laboratory confirmed measles virus cases in the southern nations of Ethiopia   Getahun et al. (2017)

Pathogenesis of Molluscum Contagiosum: A new concept for the spontaneous involution of the disease   Sharquie et al. (2013)

Molluscum contagiosum surrounded by a white halo and Sezary syndrome   Treut et al. (2015)

Verruca: Need to Know about Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Infection    Khondker et al. (2012)