All topics related to diseases of the skin, hair, and nails, with special emphasis on clinical information exchange, education, diagnosis, and care, as well as global dermatological health. JMIR Dermatology is the official journal of the International Society of Teledermatology.
Editor-in-Chief: Robert Dellavalle (MD, PhD, MSPH), Professor, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus; Chief of Dermatology - Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center, and US Department of Veterans Affairs National Dermatology Program Director
Robert Dellavalle (MD, PhD, MSPH), Professor, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus; Chief of Dermatology - Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center, and US Department of Veterans Affairs National Dermatology Program Director
JMIR Dermatology (JDerm) is a Scopus, DOAJ, and CABI-indexed, peer-reviewed journal that focuses on all topics related to diseases of the skin, hair, and nails, with special emphasis on clinical information exchange, education, diagnosis, and care, as well as global dermatological health. While JDerm has strength in digital health and innovation in dermatology, it is also a general dermatology journal, and we welcome submissions from any part of the discipline.
As an open-access journal, we are read by clinicians and patients alike and have (as with all JMIR journals) a focus on readable and applied science reporting the design and evaluation of health innovations and emerging technologies. We publish original research, viewpoints, research letters, and reviews (both literature reviews and medical device/technology/app reviews). Articles are carefully copyedited and XML-tagged.
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Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common inflammatory skin disease characterized by dry skin, eczematous lesions, and an often severe pruritus. The disease may have a negative effect on quality of life and is also associated with symptoms of anxiety and depression. Few individuals with AD receive any form of behavioral intervention. Behavioral interventions for AD are potentially efficacious but need to be constructed so that they are safe, credible, and user-friendly. We have previously reported on a feasibility study that demonstrated that a self-management version of a digital intervention based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for AD can potentially be effective in reducing AD symptoms. The aim of this secondary report was to further examine treatment feasibility and preliminary effects on dermatological quality of life, itching sensations, depressive symptoms, and perceived stress.
Dermatology as a whole suffers from minority underrepresentation. We conducted a search of the top 60 dermatology journals for mention of their approach to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within their publication through editorial board members or peer-review processes. Of those 60, only 5 had DEI statements or editorial board members dedicated to increasing DEI. There are publications with checklists and frameworks for increasing DEI within the literature. We propose that more journals implement these resources within their peer-review process to increase diversity within their publication.
Confluent and reticulated papillomatosis (CARP) is a rare disorder mostly seen in young adults. It is characterized by persistent dull-brown, centrally confluent, peripherally reticulate macules and papules, which coalesce to form patches and plaques on the upper trunk and neck. It is commonly confused with pityriasis versicolor and acanthosis nigricans (AN). We report the case of a 15-year-old male with multiple pigmented confluent and reticulated patches and plaques on the neck, trunk, and chin for 3 years, which was successfully treated with oral minocycline, resulting in complete resolution of lesions within 2 weeks. The morphology of CARP resembles that of various other dermatological conditions such as AN and pityriasis versicolor, and, as a result, it is frequently misdiagnosed and mistreated, leading to social embarrassment for the patient. Therefore, it is prudent for dermatologists to carry out comprehensive clinical and histopathological assessments to facilitate prompt diagnosis and management of this condition.
Artificial intelligence (AI) aims to create programs that reproduce human cognition and processes involved in interpreting complex data. Dermatology relies on morphological features and is ideal for applying AI image recognition for assisted diagnosis. Tibot is an AI app that analyzes skin conditions and works on the principle of a convolutional neural network. Appropriate research analyzing the accuracy of such apps is necessary.
Patient-to-provider teledermatology relies on a patient’s access to technology to ensure a successful visit. However, access to broadband internet and technology varies across populations in the United States—leading to the digital divide. While teledermatology has been recognized as a model to improve access, little is known about how often demographic data associated with digital inequity are captured in studies.
Melanoma is a relatively common cancer type with a high survival rate, but survivors risk recurrences or second primaries. Consequently, patients receive regular hospital follow-up, but this can be burdensome to attend and not optimally timed to detect arising problems. Total skin self-examination (TSSE) supports improved clinical outcomes from melanoma via earlier detection of recurrences and second primaries, and digital technology has the potential to support TSSE. Recent research with app-based interventions aimed at improving the well-being of older adults has found that they can use the technology and benefit from it, supporting the use of digital health care in diverse demographic groups. Thus, the Achieving Self-directed Integrated Cancer Aftercare (ASICA) digital health care intervention was developed. The intervention provided melanoma survivors with a monthly prompt to perform a TSSE as well as access to a dermatology nurse who provided them with feedback on photographs and descriptions of their skin.
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