Editor's Note: Near the end of each year, Medscape reflects on the most-read articles by each specialty group. Some of these results may surprise our readers; others may not.
Common clinical problems always seem to resonate and receive high readership. Clinical cases, like our #4 selection, are Medscape Dermatology original content from our ongoing Dermatology Clinic Series. Articles that focus on physicians as people, like "I'm Struggling to Live on $160,000 a Year," also appeal to dermatologists (as well as other specialty audiences).
Here are the highlights for 2011:
#10: Screen for Scabies With Tape, Confirm With Dermoscopy: Study
Can dermatologists in resource-poor settings use this as an effective alternative?
#9: Acute Administration of Gabapentin Can Prevent Postherpetic Neuralgia
Postherpetic neuralgia often can be perplexing and difficult to treat.
#8: Chocolate May Exacerbate Acne in Men
Does higher-quality chocolate pose a health risk for men?
#6: Sentinel Node Biopsy Not Useful for Many With Cutaneous Melanoma
Why does this method of testing not seem beneficial?
#5: The Changes in Sunscreen Labeling
The US Food and Drug Administration gives its take on the recent changes.
#4: Dermatitis, Diarrhea and Alopecia: What Is Your Diagnosis?
What was causing a painful skin rash and peeling in this patient?
#3: I'm Struggling to Live on $160,000 a Year: MD Lament
Where does a physician's money go?
#2: TNF Blockers Get Boxed Warning on 2 Bacterial Infections
Because TNF blockers are often used to treat psoriasis (and other conditions), this was big news for dermatologists.
Medscape Dermatology © 2011 WebMD, LLC
Cite this: Nicole Seefeldt. Sun & Scabies: 2011's Most Read Dermatology Articles - Medscape - Dec 08, 2011.