By Lauren Mateja (AUG 17, 2021)
Improving recognition of dermatologic diseases in dark skin types can be achieved in a few ways, but one of the most accessible methods is reviewing online resources. However, accuracy and reliability are necessary to ensure diseases are correctly identified. Nada Elbuluk, MD, MSc, FAAD, saw an opportunity to grow and promote an online resource that meets those needs.
Dr. Elbuluk: In dermatology, we talk a lot about how skin diseases can look different in darker skin vs lighter skin. If a physician is not educated or trained on that, then they may miss a diagnosis completely, or they may underdiagnose disease severity in a patient.