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Treatment consideration for US military members with skin disease


Burke KR1, Larrymore DC1, Cho S1. Cutis. 2019 Jun;103(6):329-332.

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1 Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.


Recent changes to military medicine precipitated by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 are expected to result in civilian specialists playing a larger role in the care of our military population. Medical readiness and deployment eligibility should be taken into consideration when establishing a treatment plan for service members. This article highlights unique factors civilian dermatologists must consider when treating active-duty military patients with acne, atopic dermatitis (AD), psoriasis, dissecting cellulitis of the scalp (DCS), and lupus erythematosus (LE).