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Kelly Cordoro, MD

Title(s)Professor, Dermatology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-885-7393
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    Pennsylvania State UniversityM.D.2001School of Medicine
    University of Virginia Internship2002Internal Medicine
    University of VirginiaDermatology Residency2005Medicine/Dermatology
    University of VirginiaChief Resident, Dermatology2005Medicine/Dermatology
    University of California, San FranciscoFellowship, Pediatric Dermatology2008Dermatology
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    The Dermatology Foundation2011  - 2014Career Development Award
    UCSF2013  - 2018"Best Doctor" Pediatric Dermatology
    American Academy of Pediatrics2013Distinguished Educator Award
    UCSF Academy of Medical Educators2015Excellence in Teaching Award
    American Academy of Dermatology and Society for Pediatric Dermatology2013  - 2016Research Awards: Pediatric Melanoma ('13), Psoriasis ('16), Laser Surgery ('16)

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    Dr. Kelly Cordoro is a Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. She is Division Chief of Pediatric Dermatology and the Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship Director at UCSF. Dr. Cordoro’s clinical focus is complex medical dermatology, particularly inflammatory diseases, in children. Her primary research interest is pediatric psoriasis. Dr. Cordoro formerly received a competitive Career Development Award from the Dermatology Foundation to study psoriasis in children and she continues that work today as the Co-Chair of the Psoriasis Investigator Group of the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance. Dr. Cordoro is a passionate educator, has won several teaching awards, and holds several leadership positions within the field of dermatology nationally. She serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology, and the New England Journal of Medicine Knowledge Plus. She is a passionate clinician, dedicated teacher, and committed to advancing the health of children with skin disease through research. She is particularly interested in reducing the psychological and emotional stigma of visible skin disease, and takes great care to address this aspect of management with her patients and their families.

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    1. Siegfried EC, Igelman S, Jaworsk JC, Antaya RJ, Cordoro KM, Eichenfield LF, Levy ML, Paller AS. Use of dupilimab in pediatric atopic dermatitis: Access, dosing, and implications for managing severe atopic dermatitis. Pediatr Dermatol. 2019 Jan; 36(1):172-176. PMID: 30675938.
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    2. Ford AR, Siegel M, Bagel J, Cordoro KM, Garg A, Gottlieb A, Green LJ, Gudjonsson JE, Koo J, Lebwohl M, Liao W, Mandelin AM, Markenson JA, Mehta N, Merola JF, Prussick R, Ryan C, Schwartzman S, Siegel EL, Van Voorhees AS, Wu JJ, Armstrong AW. Dietary Recommendations for Adults With Psoriasis or Psoriatic Arthritis From the Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation: A Systematic Review. JAMA Dermatol. 2018 Aug 01; 154(8):934-950. PMID: 29926091.
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    3. Yan D, Afifi L, Jeon C, Cordoro KM, Liao W. A cross-sectional study of the distribution of psoriasis subtypes in different ethno-racial groups. Dermatol Online J. 2018 Jul 15; 24(7). PMID: 30261563.
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    4. Zimmerman B, Ivars M, Cordoro KM. Bibbidi bobbidi bald: Two "hairowing" tales of Princess Package hairstyles. Pediatr Dermatol. 2018 May; 35(3):415-417. PMID: 29656555.
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    5. Siegfried EC, Jaworski JC, Eichenfield LF, Paller A, Hebert AA, Simpson EL, Altman E, Arena C, Blauvelt A, Block J, Boguniewicz M, Chen S, Cordoro K, Hanna D, Horii K, Hultsch T, Lee J, Leung DY, Lio P, Milner J, Omachi T, Schneider C, Schneider L, Sidbury R, Smith T, Sugarman J, Taha S, Tofte S, Tollefson M, Tom WL, West DP, Whitney L, Zane L. Developing drugs for treatment of atopic dermatitis in children (=3 months to <18 years of age): Draft guidance for industry. Pediatr Dermatol. 2018 May; 35(3):303-322. PMID: 29600515.
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    6. Coates SJ, Briggs B, Cordoro KM. Tularemia-induced erythema multiforme minor in an 11-year-old girl. Pediatr Dermatol. 2018 Jul; 35(4):478-481. PMID: 29582465.
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    7. Craiglow BG, Boyden LM, Hu R, Virtanen M, Su J, Rodriguez G, McCarthy C, Luna P, Larralde M, Humphrey S, Holland KE, Hogeling M, Hidalgo-Matlock B, Ferrari B, Fernandez-Faith E, Drolet B, Cordoro KM, Bowcock AM, Antaya RJ, Ashack K, Ashack RJ, Lifton RP, Milstone LM, Paller AS, Choate KA. CARD14-associated papulosquamous eruption: A spectrum including features of psoriasis and pityriasis rubra pilaris. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 Sep; 79(3):487-494. PMID: 29477734.
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    8. Eichenfield LF, Paller AS, Tom WL, Sugarman J, Hebert AA, Friedlander SF, Siegfried E, Silverberg N, Cordoro KM. Pediatric psoriasis: Evolving perspectives. Pediatr Dermatol. 2018 Mar; 35(2):170-181. PMID: 29314219.
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    9. Walsh R, North J, Cordoro KM, Rodríguez Bandera AI, Kristal L, Frieden IJ. Midline anterior neck inclusion cyst: A novel superficial congenital developmental anomaly of the neck. Pediatr Dermatol. 2018 Jan; 35(1):55-58. PMID: 29266365.
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    10. Bronckers IMGJ, Seyger MMB, West DP, Lara-Corrales I, Tollefson M, Tom WL, Hogeling M, Belazarian L, Zachariae C, Mahé E, Siegfried E, Philipp S, Szalai Z, Vleugels RA, Holland K, Murphy R, Baselga E, Cordoro K, Lambert J, Alexopoulos A, Mrowietz U, Kievit W, Paller AS. Safety of Systemic Agents for the Treatment of Pediatric Psoriasis. JAMA Dermatol. 2017 Nov 01; 153(11):1147-1157. PMID: 28903160.
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    11. Yan D, Afifi L, Jeon C, Cordoro KM, Liao W. A cross-sectional study of psoriasis triggers among different ethno-racial groups. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 10; 77(4):756-758.e1. PMID: 28917456.
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    12. Yuan JT, Zimmerman B, Cordoro KM. Pediatric Dermatology Photoquiz: A 14-Year-Old Boy with Abrupt-Onset Hair Changes. Pediatr Dermatol. 2017 Sep; 34(5):617-618. PMID: 28884906.
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    13. Osier E, Wang AS, Tollefson MM, Cordoro KM, Daniels SR, Eichenfield A, Gelfand JM, Gottlieb AB, Kimball AB, Lebwohl M, Mehta NN, Paller AS, Schwimmer JB, Styne DM, Van Voorhees AS, Tom WL, Eichenfield LF. Pediatric Psoriasis Comorbidity Screening Guidelines. JAMA Dermatol. 2017 Jul 01; 153(7):698-704. PMID: 28514463.
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    14. Cordoro KM, Hitraya-Low M, Taravati K, Sandoval PM, Kim E, Sugarman J, Pauli ML, Liao W, Rosenblum MD. Skin-infiltrating, interleukin-22-producing T cells differentiate pediatric psoriasis from adult psoriasis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Sep; 77(3):417-424. PMID: 28624119.
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    15. Alhariri A, Hamilton K, Oza V, Cordoro K, Sobreira NL, Malloy M, Slavotinek A. Clinical report: A patient with a late diagnosis of cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis and a response to treatment. Am J Med Genet A. 2017 Aug; 173(8):2275-2279. PMID: 28590052.
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    16. Murthy AS, Dawson A, Gupta D, Spring S, Cordoro KM. Utility and tolerability of the long-pulsed 1064-nm neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (LP Nd:YAG) laser for treatment of symptomatic or disfiguring vascular malformations in children and adolescents. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Sep; 77(3):473-479. PMID: 28578999.
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    17. Theiler M, Oza VS, Mathes EF, Dvorak CC, McCalmont TH, Yeh I, Sidbury R, Cordoro KM. Eosinophilic Pustular Folliculitis in Children after Stem Cell Transplantation: An Eruption Distinct from Graft-Versus-Host Disease. Pediatr Dermatol. 2017 May; 34(3):326-330. PMID: 28317161.
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    18. Cordoro KM, Ucmak D, Hitraya-Low M, Rosenblum MD, Liao W. Response to Interleukin (IL)-17 Inhibition in an Adolescent With Severe Manifestations of IL-36 Receptor Antagonist Deficiency (DITRA). JAMA Dermatol. 2017 01 01; 153(1):106-108. PMID: 27760239.
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    19. Totri CR, Eichenfield LF, Logan K, Proudfoot L, Schmitt J, Lara-Corrales I, Sugarman J, Tom W, Siegfried E, Cordoro K, Paller AS, Flohr C. Prescribing practices for systemic agents in the treatment of severe pediatric atopic dermatitis in the US and Canada: The PeDRA TREAT survey. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Feb; 76(2):281-285. PMID: 27855965.
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    20. Hitraya-Low M, Ahmad RC, Cordoro KM. Facial Eruption in a 5-year-Old Child with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Pediatr Dermatol. 2016 Nov; 33(6):671-672. PMID: 27882670.
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    21. Small AM, Cordoro KM. Netherton Syndrome Mimicking Pustular Psoriasis: Clinical Implications and Response to Intravenous Immunoglobulin. Pediatr Dermatol. 2016 May; 33(3):e222-3. PMID: 27086664.
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    22. Nguyen CM, Koo J, Cordoro KM. Psychodermatologic Effects of Atopic Dermatitis and Acne: A Review on Self-Esteem and Identity. Pediatr Dermatol. 2016 Mar-Apr; 33(2):129-35. PMID: 27001316.
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    23. Cordoro KM. Management of Pediatric Psoriasis: What's True, What's Left to Do? Pediatr Dermatol. 2016 Mar-Apr; 33(2):231-3. PMID: 27001325.
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    24. LaRosa CL, Foulke GT, Feigenbaum DF, Cordoro KM, Zaenglein AL. Lentigines in resolving psoriatic plaques: rarely reported sequelae in pediatric cases. Pediatr Dermatol. 2015 May-Jun; 32(3):e114-7. PMID: 25727728.
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    25. Tsao H, Olazagasti JM, Cordoro KM, Brewer JD, Taylor SC, Bordeaux JS, Chren MM, Sober AJ, Tegeler C, Bhushan R, Begolka WS. Early detection of melanoma: reviewing the ABCDEs. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2015 Apr; 72(4):717-23. PMID: 25698455.
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    26. Silverberg JI, Becker L, Kwasny M, Menter A, Cordoro KM, Paller AS. Central obesity and high blood pressure in pediatric patients with atopic dermatitis. JAMA Dermatol. 2015 Feb; 151(2):144-52. PMID: 25536049.
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    27. Sidbury R, Tom WL, Bergman JN, Cooper KD, Silverman RA, Berger TG, Chamlin SL, Cohen DE, Cordoro KM, Davis DM, Feldman SR, Hanifin JM, Krol A, Margolis DJ, Paller AS, Schwarzenberger K, Simpson EL, Williams HC, Elmets CA, Block J, Harrod CG, Smith Begolka W, Eichenfield LF. Guidelines of care for the management of atopic dermatitis: Section 4. Prevention of disease flares and use of adjunctive therapies and approaches. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Dec; 71(6):1218-33. PMID: 25264237; PMCID: PMC4430554.
    28. Eichenfield LF, Tom WL, Berger TG, Krol A, Paller AS, Schwarzenberger K, Bergman JN, Chamlin SL, Cohen DE, Cooper KD, Cordoro KM, Davis DM, Feldman SR, Hanifin JM, Margolis DJ, Silverman RA, Simpson EL, Williams HC, Elmets CA, Block J, Harrod CG, Smith Begolka W, Sidbury R. Guidelines of care for the management of atopic dermatitis: section 2. Management and treatment of atopic dermatitis with topical therapies. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Jul; 71(1):116-32. PMID: 24813302; PMCID: PMC4326095.
    29. Sidbury R, Davis DM, Cohen DE, Cordoro KM, Berger TG, Bergman JN, Chamlin SL, Cooper KD, Feldman SR, Hanifin JM, Krol A, Margolis DJ, Paller AS, Schwarzenberger K, Silverman RA, Simpson EL, Tom WL, Williams HC, Elmets CA, Block J, Harrod CG, Begolka WS, Eichenfield LF. Guidelines of care for the management of atopic dermatitis: section 3. Management and treatment with phototherapy and systemic agents. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Aug; 71(2):327-49. PMID: 24813298; PMCID: PMC4410179.
    30. Kraus V, Lawson EF, von Scheven E, Tihan T, Garza J, Nathan RG, Cordoro KM, Waubant E. Atypical cases of scleroderma en coup de sabre. J Child Neurol. 2014 May; 29(5):698-703. PMID: 24667737.
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    31. Liao W, Cordoro K, Frieden I, Shinkai K. How to prepare and deliver a great talk. Clin Dermatol. 2014 Nov-Dec; 32(6):878-82. PMID: 25441479.
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    32. Eichenfield LF, Tom WL, Chamlin SL, Feldman SR, Hanifin JM, Simpson EL, Berger TG, Bergman JN, Cohen DE, Cooper KD, Cordoro KM, Davis DM, Krol A, Margolis DJ, Paller AS, Schwarzenberger K, Silverman RA, Williams HC, Elmets CA, Block J, Harrod CG, Smith Begolka W, Sidbury R. Guidelines of care for the management of atopic dermatitis: section 1. Diagnosis and assessment of atopic dermatitis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Feb; 70(2):338-51. PMID: 24290431; PMCID: PMC4410183.
    33. Lu Y, Kane S, Chen H, Leon A, Levin E, Nguyen T, Debbaneh M, Millsop JW, Gupta R, Huynh M, Butler D, Cordoro K, Liao W. The role of 39 psoriasis risk variants on age of psoriasis onset. ISRN Dermatol. 2013; 2013:203941. PMID: 24175098; PMCID: PMC3794653.
    34. Philp JC, Frieden IJ, Cordoro KM. Pediatric teledermatology consultations: relationship between provided data and diagnosis. Pediatr Dermatol. 2013 Sep-Oct; 30(5):561-7. PMID: 23889079.
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    35. Davis SA, Sandoval LF, Gustafson CJ, Feldman SR, Cordoro KM. Treatment of preadolescent acne in the United States: an analysis of nationally representative data. Pediatr Dermatol. 2013 Nov-Dec; 30(6):689-94. PMID: 23876222.
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    36. Mathes EF, Oza V, Frieden IJ, Cordoro KM, Yagi S, Howard R, Kristal L, Ginocchio CC, Schaffer J, Maguiness S, Bayliss S, Lara-Corrales I, Garcia-Romero MT, Kelly D, Salas M, Oberste MS, Nix WA, Glaser C, Antaya R. "Eczema coxsackium" and unusual cutaneous findings in an enterovirus outbreak. Pediatrics. 2013 Jul; 132(1):e149-57. PMID: 23776120; PMCID: PMC4074616.
    37. Marqueling AL, Cordoro KM. Systemic treatments for severe pediatric psoriasis: a practical approach. Dermatol Clin. 2013 Apr; 31(2):267-88. PMID: 23557655.
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    38. Cordoro KM, Gupta D, Frieden IJ, McCalmont T, Kashani-Sabet M. Pediatric melanoma: results of a large cohort study and proposal for modified ABCD detection criteria for children. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Jun; 68(6):913-25. PMID: 23395590.
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    39. Paller AS, Mercy K, Kwasny MJ, Choon SE, Cordoro KM, Girolomoni G, Menter A, Tom WL, Mahoney AM, Oostveen AM, Seyger MM. Association of pediatric psoriasis severity with excess and central adiposity: an international cross-sectional study. JAMA Dermatol. 2013 Feb; 149(2):166-76. PMID: 23560297; PMCID: PMC3624889.
    40. Luu M, Cordoro KM. The evolving role of biologics in the treatment of pediatric psoriasis. Skin Therapy Lett. 2013 Feb; 18(2):1-4. PMID: 23508772.
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    41. Mercy K, Kwasny M, Cordoro KM, Menter A, Tom WL, Korman N, Belazarian L, Armstrong AW, Levy ML, Paller AS. Clinical manifestations of pediatric psoriasis: results of a multicenter study in the United States. Pediatr Dermatol. 2013 Jul-Aug; 30(4):424-8. PMID: 23360462; PMCID: PMC3641153.
    42. Slavotinek AM, Mehrotra P, Nazarenko I, Tang PL, Lao R, Cameron D, Li B, Chu C, Chou C, Marqueling AL, Yahyavi M, Cordoro K, Frieden I, Glaser T, Prescott T, Morren MA, Devriendt K, Kwok PY, Petkovich M, Desnick RJ. Focal facial dermal dysplasia, type IV, is caused by mutations in CYP26C1. Hum Mol Genet. 2013 Feb 15; 22(4):696-703. PMID: 23161670.
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    43. Bhutani T, Kamangar F, Cordoro KM. Management of pediatric psoriasis. Pediatr Ann. 2012 Jan 13; 41(1):e1-7. PMID: 22224488.
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    44. Zitelli KB, Cordoro KM. Evidence-based evaluation and management of chronic urticaria in children. Pediatr Dermatol. 2011 Nov-Dec; 28(6):629-39. PMID: 21967048.
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    45. Vogel SA, Yentzer B, Davis SA, Feldman SR, Cordoro KM. Trends in pediatric psoriasis outpatient health care delivery in the United States. Arch Dermatol. 2012 Jan; 148(1):66-71. PMID: 21931013.
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    46. Hong J, Cordoro KM. Discoid lupus erythematosus in a teenager. J Pediatr. 2011 Aug; 159(2):350. PMID: 21592497.
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    47. Goujon E, Cordoro KM, Barat M, Rousseau T, Brouillard P, Vikkula M, Frieden IJ, Vabres P. Congenital plaque-type glomuvenous malformations associated with fetal pleural effusion and ascites. Pediatr Dermatol. 2011 Sep-Oct; 28(5):528-31. PMID: 21133993.
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    48. Grammatikopoulou E, Wilson BB, Cordoro K, Patterson JW. Keratosis lichenoides chronica: a case report. Cutis. 2010 Nov; 86(5):245-8. PMID: 21214126.
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    49. Cordoro KM. Pediatric dermatology. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2010 Jun; 29(2):71. PMID: 20579594.
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    50. Goddard DS, Horn BN, McCalmont TH, Cordoro KM. Clinical update on graft-versus-host disease in children. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2010 Jun; 29(2):92-105. PMID: 20579598.
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    51. Cordoro KM, Frieden IJ. Pulsed dye laser for port wine stains. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2010 Jun; 62(6):1065-6. PMID: 20466181.
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    52. Lonergan CL, McNamara EK, Cordoro KM, Greer KE. Imiquimod cream 5% for the treatment of arsenic-induced cutaneous neoplasms. Cutis. 2010 Apr; 85(4):199-202. PMID: 20486460.
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    53. Cordoro KM, Speetzen LS, Koerper MA, Frieden IJ. Physiologic changes in vascular birthmarks during early infancy: Mechanisms and clinical implications. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2009 Apr; 60(4):669-75. PMID: 19167781.
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    54. Anderson HF, Lonergan CL, Qureshi HS, Cordoro KM. Uncombable hair syndrome. Cutis. 2008 Jul; 82(1):20, 31-2. PMID: 18712019.
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    55. Cordoro KM. Systemic and light therapies for the management of childhood psoriasis: part II. Skin Therapy Lett. 2008 May; 13(4):1-3. PMID: 18648714.
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    56. Huang W, Cordoro KM, Taylor SL, Feldman SR. To test or not to test? An evidence-based assessment of the value of screening and monitoring tests when using systemic biologic agents to treat psoriasis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2008 Jun; 58(6):970-7. PMID: 18384909.
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    57. Cordoro KM. Topical therapy for the management of childhood psoriasis: part I. Skin Therapy Lett. 2008 Apr; 13(3):1-3. PMID: 18506356.
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    58. Cordoro KM. Management of childhood psoriasis. Adv Dermatol. 2008; 24:125-69. PMID: 19256308.
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    59. Cordoro KM, Feldman SR. TNF-alpha inhibitors in dermatology. Skin Therapy Lett. 2007 Sep; 12(7):4-6. PMID: 17940711.
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    60. Wyatt JP, Anderson HF, Greer KE, Cordoro KM. Acquired hypertrichosis lanuginosa as a presenting sign of metastatic prostate cancer with rapid resolution after treatment. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2007 Feb; 56(2 Suppl):S45-7. PMID: 17224383.
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    61. Cordoro KM, Ganz JE. Training room management of medical conditions: sports dermatology. Clin Sports Med. 2005 Jul; 24(3):565-98, viii-ix. PMID: 16004920.
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    62. Cordoro KM, Russell MA. Minimally invasive options for cutaneous defects: secondary intention healing, partial closure, and skin grafts. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2005 May; 13(2):215-30, v. PMID: 15817402.
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    63. Krahnke JS, Gentile DA, Cordoro KM, Angelini BL, Cohen SA, Doyle WJ, Skoner DP. Comparison of subject-reported allergy versus skin test results in a common cold trial. Am J Rhinol. 2003 May-Jun; 17(3):159-62. PMID: 12862405.
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    64. Skoner DP, Gentile DA, Fireman P, Cordoro K, Doyle WJ. Urinary histamine metabolite elevations during experimental influenza infection. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2001 Oct; 87(4):303-6. PMID: 11686422.
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    65. Van Deusen MA, Angelini BL, Cordoro KM, Seiler BA, Wood L, Skoner DP. Efficacy and safety of oral immunotherapy with short ragweed extract. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 1997 Jun; 78(6):573-80. PMID: 9207721.
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