Inflammatory Skin Conditions

We Understand the Daily Challenges a Skin Condition Can Cause

inflammatory skin conditions | Dr. Emma Guttman-Yassky

Dr. Gutttman-Yassky’s sees patients with the following conditions:

  • Allergies
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Scarring Alopecia
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Suspicious Skin Lesions
  • Vitiligo

Dr. Guttman-Yassky also performs patch testing to identify substances that may be causing a skin rash.

inflammatory skin conditions | Dr. Emma Guttman-Yassky
Man with dermatitis problem of rash ,Allergy rash

Paradigm-Shifting Discoveries

Dr. Guttman-Yassky’s laboratory at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) does research on the mechanisms underlying skin diseases which lead to new treatments for patients.

The inflammatory skin diseases laboratory at the ISMMS made paradigm-shifting discoveries on the immunologic basis of eczema and its different phenotypes in humans, enriching the understanding of its pathophysiology, ultimately opening the door to new therapeutics. The discoveries from the research done in the laboratory are now translating to new treatments and to clinical trials with novel therapeutic targets for atopic dermatitis. The laboratory also studies the role of inflammatory pathways and immune-barrier interactions in patients with inflammatory skin diseases, including eczema, alopecia areata, ichthyosis vulgaris, contact hypersensitivity, and other inflammatory conditions.

Alopecia Center of Excellence at Mount Sinai

The creation of this new Alopecia Center of Excellence was made possible by a generous $5 million gift from the Pure Family. More than 7 million people in the United States have alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that causes hair to fall out from the scalp, face, and other parts of the body. There is no cure or effective treatment for this condition, which can affect people of any age, sex, race, or ethnicity.

Mount Sinai is a world leader in treatment and research of inflammatory skin diseases, including alopecia areata. Thanks to the Pure Family, this newly established Center—the first of its kind—will allow Mount Sinai to deepen and capitalize on its expertise in translational research to provide comprehensive treatment and coordinated services for patients with alopecia areata.

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