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Knowledge Removes Discomfort

Knowledge Removes Discomfort Letters larvae by mechanical or surgical means; and (3) the adminis- 1. Could the authors clearly define psychiatric disorder in tration of chemicals toxic to the organism, such as ivermectin general and depression in particular? Dermatology patients are and other antibiotics (systemic administration is generally used frequently emotionally distressed, without necessarily hav- for patients with widespread involvement or cavitary myiasis). ing a psychiatric disorder, so there may be the need for clear In the present case, topical application of sulfur ointment, definitions of these terms as guidance. This clarity would pre- 10%, based on petroleum jelly, a Chinese traditional medicine, vent overdiagnosis or underdiagnosis by dermatologists (and was effective and safe in treatment. Since the treatment deriva- other specialists), whose primary field is not psychiatry. The tives such as hydrogen sulfide and sulfuric acid are proven ca- literature suggests that, while dermatologists may recognize pable of killing insects, we speculate that the therapeutic psychocutaneous diseases, they may neither recognize nor feel 2,3 mechanism of petroleum jelly sulfur ointment is both chemi- able to confidently diagnose psychiatric disorders. cally antiparasitic and physically occlusive, although we could 2. Would the authors recommend ways for dermatolo- not determine which was the primary http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Dermatology American Medical Association

Knowledge Removes Discomfort

JAMA Dermatology , Volume 154 (6) – Jun 2, 2018

Knowledge Removes Discomfort

Abstract

Letters larvae by mechanical or surgical means; and (3) the adminis- 1. Could the authors clearly define psychiatric disorder in tration of chemicals toxic to the organism, such as ivermectin general and depression in particular? Dermatology patients are and other antibiotics (systemic administration is generally used frequently emotionally distressed, without necessarily hav- for patients with widespread involvement or cavitary myiasis). ing a psychiatric disorder, so there may be the need...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2018 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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2168-6068
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2168-6084
DOI
10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.0852
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Abstract

Letters larvae by mechanical or surgical means; and (3) the adminis- 1. Could the authors clearly define psychiatric disorder in tration of chemicals toxic to the organism, such as ivermectin general and depression in particular? Dermatology patients are and other antibiotics (systemic administration is generally used frequently emotionally distressed, without necessarily hav- for patients with widespread involvement or cavitary myiasis). ing a psychiatric disorder, so there may be the need for clear In the present case, topical application of sulfur ointment, definitions of these terms as guidance. This clarity would pre- 10%, based on petroleum jelly, a Chinese traditional medicine, vent overdiagnosis or underdiagnosis by dermatologists (and was effective and safe in treatment. Since the treatment deriva- other specialists), whose primary field is not psychiatry. The tives such as hydrogen sulfide and sulfuric acid are proven ca- literature suggests that, while dermatologists may recognize pable of killing insects, we speculate that the therapeutic psychocutaneous diseases, they may neither recognize nor feel 2,3 mechanism of petroleum jelly sulfur ointment is both chemi- able to confidently diagnose psychiatric disorders. cally antiparasitic and physically occlusive, although we could 2. Would the authors recommend ways for dermatolo- not determine which was the primary

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JAMA DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 2, 2018

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