Jeffrey M Sobell

Guest Editor for the following articles:

Vol. 32. No. 3

Allergic Contact Dermatitis to Plant Extracts in Cosmetics

Alexander R. Jack, MD | Frances J. Storrs, MD | Patricia L. Norris, MD

Topically applied cosmetics and medicaments containing botanical extracts are commonly used. Despite popular beliefs of their benignancy, some botanicals have been implicated in causing allergic contact dermatitis in susceptible patients. The offending allergen may be the botanical extract itself or another ingredient such as a fragrance, preservative, dye, or sunscreen found in the product. Specific botanicals implicated in causing cosmetic contact dermatitis include Compositae family plants, tea tree oil, peppermint, lavender, lichens, henna, and others.
Semin Cutan Med Surg 32:140-146 © 2013 Frontline Medical Communications

Vol. 37. No. 3

Oral small molecules for psoriasis

Sanminder Singh, MD | April W Armstrong, MD, MPH

Moderate-to-severe psoriasis often requires systemic treatments, including oral systemic therapies and biologics. An addition to the treatment repository for psoriasis is oral small molecules, which include apremilast, tofacitinib, and ponesimod.