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September 2015 - Dermatology

New locations offer expanded access to care

University of Minnesota Health has announced new locations for pediatric dermatology care. Ingrid Polcari, MD, is seeing patients at the Pediatric Specialty Clinic in St. Paul on the first and third Thursday afternoons of every month.

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In late 2015, Kristen Hook, MD, will begin seeing patients at Pediatric Specialty Care at University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics on the first, third, and fifth Thursdays of every month. Both providers welcome referrals for both common and complex pediatric skin conditions. For appointments in St. Paul, call 651-265-7575. For appointments in Maple Grove, call 763-898-1220.

New variant of congenital hemangioma described

A recent report, based on observations of a series of infants, identifies a variant presentation of congenital hemangioma that arises prenatally and is nearly regressed at birth. The report authors, University of Minnesota Health specialist Sheilagh Maguiness, MD, and colleagues, call the variant rapidly involuting congenital hemangioma with fetal involution. Congenital hemangiomas are uncommon, and they differ from common infantile hemangiomas in their appearance, postnatal behavior, histopathology, and immunohistologic staining. Two types are well described in the literature: noninvoluting congenital hemangioma and rapidly involuting congenital hemangioma. The research appears in the May-June 2015 issue of Pediatric Dermatology.

Grant provides free sunscreen for fairgoers

Thanks to a grant funded by University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center, attendees at this year’s Minnesota State Fair were welcome to free SPF 30 sunscreen safe for adults and children. Sunscreen dispensers were available at the center’s information booths. University of Minnesota medical student Megan Wood and mentor Ingrid Polcari, MD, evaluated sunscreen-use behaviors in conjunction with this public health effort. The project emphasizes the importance of the availability of photoprotection at public venues.

Society for Pediatric Dermatology 2016 meeting

The Society for Pediatric Dermatology will hold its 42nd annual meeting in Minneapolis on July 14-17, 2016. Kristen Hook, MD, and Ingrid Polcari, MD, will serve as co-course directors. Learn more about this event.

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