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Other conditions


Albinism in Africa as a public health issue.
Hong ES, Zeeb H, Repacholi MH.
BMC Public Health. 2006 Aug 17;6:212. Systematic review.

Oculocutaneous albinism and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin of the head and neck in sub-Saharan Africa. 
Lekalakala PT, Khammissa RA, Kramer B, Ayo-Yusuf OA, Lemmer J, Feller L.
J Skin Cancer. 2015;2015:167847. doi: 10.1155/2015/167847. Epub 2015 Aug 12. Review.


Cutaneous amyloidosis

Primary localized cutaneous amyloidosis: A systematic treatment review.
Weidner T, Illing T, Elsner P.
Am J Clin Dermatol. 2017 Mar 24. doi: 10.1007/s40257-017-0278-9. [Epub ahead of print]. Systematic review.

Treatment of primary cutaneous amyloidosis with laser: a review of the literature.
Al Yahya RS.
Lasers Med Sci. 2016 Mar 16. [Epub ahead of print]. Review.

Cutaneous amyloidosis. 
Borowicz J, Gillespie M, Miller R.
Skinmed. 2011 Mar-Apr;9(2):96-100; quiz 101. Review.

New insight into mechanisms of pruritus from molecular studies on familial primary localized cutaneous amyloidosis. 
Tanaka A, Arita K, Lai-Cheong JE, Palisson F, Hide M, McGrath JA.
Br J Dermatol. 2009 Dec;161(6):1217-24. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2009.09311.x. Epub 2009 May 26. Review.

The treatment of lichen amyloidosis. A review and a new technique. 
Harahap M, Marwali MR.
Dermatol Surg. 1998 Feb;24(2):251-4. Review.


Eczema & dermatitis

A systematic review and meta-analysis of the regional and age-related differences of atopic dermatitis clinical characteristics.
Yew YW, Thyssen JP, Silverberg JI.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 Oct 1. pii: S0190-9622(18)32645-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2018.09.035. [Epub ahead of print]. Systematic review.

Racial differences in atopic dermatitis.
Brunner PM, Guttman-Yassky E.
Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2018 Nov 20. pii: S1081-1206(18)31420-0. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2018.11.015. [Epub ahead of print]. Review.

A clinician's reference guide for the management of atopic dermatitis in Asians.
Chow S, Seow CS, Dizon MV, Godse K, Foong H, Chan V, Khang TH, Xiang L, Hidayat S, Listiawan MY, Triwahyudi D, Gondokaryono SP, Sutedja E, Diana IA, Suwarsa O, Dharmadji HP, Siswati AS, Danarti R, Soebaryo R, Budianti WK; Asian Academy of Dermatology & Venereology.
Asia Pac Allergy. 2018 Oct 29;8(4):e41. doi: 10.5415/apallergy.2018.8.e41. eCollection 2018 Oct. Review.

Atopic dermatitis in diverse racial and ethnic groups - variations in epidemiology, genetics, clinical presentation, and treatment.
Kaufman BP, Guttman-Yassky E, Alexis AF.
Exp Dermatol. 2018 Feb 19. doi: 10.1111/exd.13514. [Epub ahead of print]. Review.

Practical strategies for the diagnosis and assessment of atopic dermatitis.
Eichenfield LF, Stein Gold LF.
Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2017 Mar;36(2 Suppl 2):S36-S38. doi: 10.12788/j.sder.2017.009. Review.

Atopic dermatitis: Racial and ethnic differences.
Mei-Yen Yong A, Tay YK.
Dermatol Clin. 2017 Jul;35(3):395-402. doi: 10.1016/j.det.2017.02.012. Epub 2017 May 6. Review.

Hair-care practices in African American women: potential for allergic contact dermatitis.
Stallings A, Sood A.
Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2016 Dec;35(4):207-210. doi: 10.12788/j.sder.2016.058. Review.

Pityriasis alba - common disease, enigmatic entity: up-to-date review of the literature.
Miazek N, Michalek I, Pawlowska-Kisiel M, Olszewska M, Rudnicka L.
Pediatr Dermatol. 2015 Nov-Dec;32(6):786-91. doi: 10.1111/pde.12683. Epub 2015 Oct 19. Review.

Childhood atopic dermatitis in Taiwan.
Wang IJ, Wang JY, Yeh KW.
Pediatr Neonatol. 2015 Sep 25. pii: S1875-9572(15)00121-7. doi: 10.1016/j.pedneo.2015.08.005. [Epub ahead of print]. Review.

Challenges of identifying eczema in darkly pigmented skin.
Myers J.
Nurs Child Young People. 2015 Jul;27(6):24-8. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.27.6.24.e571. Review.

Atopic dermatitis in different skin types. What is to know?
Torrelo A.
J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2014 May;28 Suppl 3:2-4. doi: 10.1111/jdv.12480. Review.

Contact dermatitis in blacks.
Berardesca E, Maibach HI.
Dermatol Clin. 1988 Jul;6(3):363-8. Review.


Hidradenitis suppurativa

Hidradenitis suppurativa: Disease burden and etiology in skin of color.
Lee DE, Clark AK, Shi VY.
Dermatology. 2018 Mar 1. doi: 10.1159/000486741. [Epub ahead of print]. Review. 



Cutaneous Rosai-Dorfman disease of the face: a comprehensive literature review and case report. 
Al-Khateeb TH.
J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2015 Sep 25. pii: S0278-2391(15)01285-9. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2015.09.017. [Epub ahead of print]. Review.


Infections & HIV


Risk factors and complications of lower limb cellulitis in Africa: a systematic review.
Tianyi FL, Mbanga CM, Danwang C, Agbor VN.
BMJ Open. 2018 Jul 23;8(7):e021175. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-021175. Systematic review.

The spectrum of HIV-associated infective and inflammatory dermatoses in pigmented skin. 
Motswaledi MH, Visser W.
Dermatol Clin. 2014 Apr;32(2):211-25. doi: 10.1016/j.det.2013.12.006. Epub 2014 Jan 22. Review.

The impact of human immunodeficiency virus-related diseases on pigmented skin types. 
Ameen M.
Br J Dermatol. 2013 Oct;169 Suppl 3:11-8. doi: 10.1111/bjd.12527. Review.

Cutaneous infections in blacks. 
Kpea NT, McDonald CJ.
Dermatol Clin. 1988 Jul;6(3):475-88. Review.



Itch pathophysiology may differ among ethnic groups. 
Hajdarbegovic E, Thio HB.
Int J Dermatol. 2012 Jul;51(7):771-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2011.05274.x. Review.

Itch in ethnic populations. 
Tey HL, Yosipovitch G.
Acta Derm Venereol. 2010 May;90(3):227-34. doi: 10.2340/00015555-0867. Review.


Keratosis palmoplantaris

[Keratosis palmoplantaris in black skin].
Bourrat E.
Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2006 Nov;133(11):917-23. Review. French.



Cutaneous lupus erythematosus in skin of color. 
Nozile W, Adgerson CN, Cohen GF.
J Drugs Dermatol. 2015 Apr;14(4):343-9. Review.


Cutaneous lymphoma

Hypopigmented mycosis fungoides: a review of its clinical features and pathophysiology.
Furlan FC, Sanches JA.
An Bras Dermatol. 2013 Nov-Dec;88(6):954-60. doi: 10.1590/abd1806-4841.20132336. Review.

Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma in skin of color. 
Hinds GA, Heald P.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2009 Mar;60(3):359-75; quiz 376-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2008.10.031. Review.



Papuloerythroderma 2009: two new cases and systematic review of the worldwide literature 25 years after its identification by Ofuji et al. 
Torchia D, Miteva M, Hu S, Cohen C, Romanelli P.
Dermatology. 2010;220(4):311-20. doi: 10.1159/000301915. Epub 2010 Mar 26. Systematic review.



Genome-wide meta-analysis identifies multiple novel associations and ethnic heterogeneity of psoriasis susceptibility. 
Yin X, Low HQ, Wang L, Li Y, Ellinghaus E, Han J, Estivill X, Sun L, Zuo X, Shen C, Zhu C, Zhang A, Sanchez F, Padyukov L, Catanese JJ, Krueger GG, Duffin KC, Mucha S, Weichenthal M, Weidinger S, Lieb W, Foo JN, Li Y, Sim K, Liany H, Irwan I, Teo Y, Theng CT, Gupta R, Bowcock A, De Jager PL, Qureshi AA, de Bakker PI, Seielstad M, Liao W, Ståhle M, Franke A, Zhang X, Liu J.
Nat Commun. 2015 Apr 23;6:6916. doi: 10.1038/ncomms7916. Meta-analysis.

Psoriasis in skin of color: Insights into the epidemiology, clinical presentation, genetics, quality-of-life impact, and treatment of psoriasis in non-white racial/ethnic groups.
Kaufman BP, Alexis AF.
Am J Clin Dermatol. 2017 Dec 5. doi: 10.1007/s40257-017-0332-7. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

A review of clinical trials of biologic agents and small molecules for psoriasis in Asian subjects.
Tsai YC, Tsai TF.
G Ital Dermatol Venereol. 2016 Feb 18. [Epub ahead of print]. Review.



Global epidemiology and clinical spectrum of rosacea, highlighting skin of color: Review and clinical practice experience.
Alexis AF, Callender VD, Baldwin HE, Desai SR, Rendon MI, Taylor SC.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 Sep 18. pii: S0190-9622(18)32576-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2018.08.049. [Epub ahead of print] Review.




Ulcerative sarcoidosis: a prototypical presentation and review.
Powell E, Rosen T.
Cutis. 2017 Nov;100(5):312-316. Review.

Cutaneous sarcoidosis.
Wanat KA, Rosenbach M.
Clin Chest Med. 2015 Dec;36(4):685-702. doi: 10.1016/j.ccm.2015.08.010. Epub 2015 Sep 26. Review.

Sarcoidosis: Are there differences in your skin of color patients? 
Heath CR, David J, Taylor SC.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2012 Jan;66(1):121.e1-14. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2010.06.068. Epub 2011 Oct 14. Review.


Wound care

Pressure injuries in people with darker skin tones: A literature review.
Oozageer Gunowa N, Hutchinson M, Brooke J, Jackson D.
J Clin Nurs. 2017 Sep 8. doi: 10.1111/jocn.14062. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Wound care for patients with darkly pigmented skin. 
Bethell E.
Nurs Stand. 2005 Oct 5-11;20(4):41-9. Review.

Pressure ulcer risk assessment in patients with darkly pigmented skin. 
Scanlon E, Stubbs N.
Prof Nurse. 2004 Feb;19(6):339-41. Review.

Draft definition of stage I pressure ulcers: inclusion of persons with darkly pigmented skin. NPUAP Task Force on Stage I Definition and Darkly Pigmented Skin. 
Henderson CT, Ayello EA, Sussman C, Leiby DM, Bennett MA, Dungog EF, Sprigle S, Woodruff L.
Adv Wound Care. 1997 Sep;10(5):16-9. Review/guidance.


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