Leslie A. Castelo-Soccio

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Assistant Professor of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Dermatology
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
3401 Civic Center Blvd
The Wood Center, 3rd Floor Dermatology, Room 3335
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-2169
Fax: 215-590-4948
BA (Biological Sciences)
Harvard University, 1997.
PhD (Developmental Biology and Genetics)
Cornell University- Weill Medical College, 2004.
MD (Medicine)
Cornell University- Weill Medical College, 2005.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

Alopecia Areata
Genetic hair disorders
Epidermolysis Bullous

Description of Research Expertise

Clinical Research in rare genetic disease of the hair and the skin with specialty hair clinic and genodermatoses clinic.

Selected Publications

Kushner CJ, Tarazi M, Gaffney RG, Feng R, Ardalan K, Brandling-Bennett HA, Castelo-Soccio L, Chang JC, Chiu YE, Gmuca S, Hunt RD, Kahn PJ, Knight AM, Mehta J, Pearson DR, Treat JR, Wan J, Yeguez AC, Concha JSS, Patel B, Okawa J, Arkin LM, Werth VP.: Evaluation of the reliability and validity of the Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus Disease Area and Severity Index (CLASI) in pediatric cutaneous lupus among pediatric dermatologists and rheumatologists. Br J Dermatol July 2018.

Castelo-Soccio, LA, Patel, D, Bauer A: Thyroid Function Screening in Children with Alopecia Areata- Reply. JAMA Dermatol 154(56): 629, May 2018.

Castelo-Soccio, LA, Rubin AI, Streicher, JL: Utility of Baseline Transaminase Monitoring During Systemic Terbinafine Therapy for Pediatric Onychomycosis-Reply. JAMA Dermatol 154(5): 627, May 2018.

Putterman, E and Castelo-Soccio, L: Topical 2% tofacitinib for children with alopecia areata, alopecia totalis, and alopecia universalis. J Am Acad Dermatol 78(6): 1207-1209, May 2018.

Kaplan, L, Castelo-Soccio, L: When your patient's parent asks:"My Child's alopecia areata is not getting better. Should he or she get tested for celiac disease?" Pediatric Dermatology Page: epub ahead of print, May 2018.

Putterman, E, Yu, J, Castelo-Soccio, L: Draining Papule on the Lateral Neck of an INfant. JAMA Pediatr 172(4): 386-387, April 2018.

Chang, X, Li, D, Hakonarson, H, Castelo-Soccio, L: Heterozygous Deletion Impacting SMARCAD1 in the Original Kindred with Absent Dermatoglyphs and Associated Features (Baird, 1964). J Pediatr 194: 248-252, March 2018.

Kaplan, L and Castelo-Soccio, L: Topical N-Acetylcysteine in ichthyosis: Experience in 18 patients. Pediatric Dermatology Page: epub ahead of print, March 2018.

Putterman, E, Andrade, G and Castelo-Soccio, L: Quality of Life of Parents of Children with Alopecia Areata. American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting March 2018.

Andrade, G and Castelo-Soccio, L: Psychological Screening in the Dermatology Clinic for Patients with Alopecia Areata. American Board of Psychological Specialties Meeting March 2018.

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Last updated: 08/02/2018
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