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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Photosensitivity Dermatoses: Overview

…ensitive drug eruptions, polymorphous light eruption, chronic actinic dermatitis (CAD -includes the conditions previously called photosensitive eczema, actinic reticuloid and persistent light reaction). Photosensitivity dermatoses are caused either b…

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Actinic Keratosis (a.k.a. Solar Keratosis): Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Numerous actinic keratoses on sun-damaged skin are characterized by ill-defined hyperkeratotic erythematous papules or plaques. Actinic keratoses are commonly very thin and may lack erythema, and are best discerned clinically by p…

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Actinic Keratosis (a.k.a. Solar Keratosis): Clinical Cases

Clinical Cases Case 1 Few lesions of actinic keratosis 72-year-old woman presents with a 3-month history of several new lesions on the dorsal hands She reports increasing scale and crusting of the lesions, noting that the crusting sloughs interm…

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Actinic Keratosis (a.k.a. Solar Keratosis): Key Points

Key Points Actinic keratoses (AKs) are the most common epithelial precancerous skin lesions. They present as scaly, erythematous, ill-defined papules on sun-exposed areas. A small percentage of AKs may progress to non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) ov…

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Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers (NMSC): Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC): Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers (NMSC): Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) – Initial Evaluation–Bowen’s Disease (Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Situ) – genprac

…e may occur on sun exposed sites, on extragenital sites where actinic lesions are rare (palms, trunks of persons with no history of sun exposure), in the genital region, and on the glans penis (erythroplasia of Queyrat or penile intraepithelial neopl…

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Actinic Keratosis (a.k.a. Solar Keratosis): References

…30. Jorizzo JL (2005) Current and novel treatment options for actinic keratosis, J Cut Med Surg, 8:13-21. Lehmann P (2007) Methyl aminolaevulinate-photodynamic therapy: a review of clinical trials in the treatment of actinic keratoses and nonmelanoma…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Planus: Key Points

…t variants of lichen planus exist: oral, follicular, erosive, actinic lichen planus, lichen planus pigmentosum, annular, atrophic, bullous, and hypertrophic. Erosive forms of lichen planus, especially of the oral mucosa, genitalia, and rarely of the…

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