Yesterday, today and tomorrow : Advanced dermatology in heritage

Stéphanie Olivier, Diane Declaye, Jean-Marie Lachapelle, Marie Baeck, Dominique Tennstedt (1) Published in the journal : December 2017 Category : Dermatology

Summary :

The PEAU’se Dermatology meeting held on March 21, 2016 focused on the understanding of dermatology in the past, present, and future, or, in other words, how the dermatology of the past has shaped the dermatology of today and will further shape the dermatology of tomorrow. Professor Emeritus Jean-Marie Lachapelle shared his experience on controversial pathologies, such as interstitial granulomatous dermatitis, nummular eczema, and Paederus dermatitis. Thereafter, the dermatology team from Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc provided a series of "tips and tricks" to be remembered in daily dermatology practice.

What is already known about the topic?

- Dermatology is a specialty for which clinical experience proves of paramount importance and will do so in the future.

- Dermatology treatments have evolved tremendously over recent years. While magisterial preparations have gradually given way to commercial preparations, it should be noted that many treatments are still worth pursuing and should thus be remembered.

What does this article bring up for us?

- It recalls the peculiarities of several rare diseases, such as granulomatous interstitial dermatitis.

- It provides an update of treatments, techniques, and tools that have proven effective and should thus not be forgotten in daily practice.

Key Words

Interstitial granulomatous dermatitis, nummular eczema, Paederus dermatitis