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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Preface

…ermatology extant do not, for the most part, strive to teach a method for diagnosis and, concurrently, a comprehension of skin diseases. We have endeavored to accomplish both ends by constructing each of the 101 chapters in a methodical way. Each cha…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

The Algorithmic Method

…ned have been recorded properly, a beginner in the use of this method may proceed, in algorithmic fashion, to specific diagnosis in the manner that follows: Basic pattern → Division of the basic pattern → Identity of the inflammatory cells → Specific…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Advantages of the Algorithmic Method

By utilizing an algorithmic method based mostly on analysis of patterns formed by inflammatory cells, of alterations in epidermal and adnexal epithelium, and of the character of the inflammatory cells themselves, order can be brought to a subject ab…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Limitations of the Algorithmic Method

The algorithmic method proposed in these pages and predicated on patterns histopathologic is intended to be more than just a guide to diagnosis of particular pathologic processes in skin and subcutaneous fat; it is meant to serve as a springboard fo…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Precepts Adjunctive to the Algorithmic Method

…ir patient is likely to be most efficacious. Application of an algorithmic method based mainly on analysis of patterns of infiltrates of inflammatory cells (often in conjunction with changes in the epidermis and epithelial structures of adnexa) and o…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

An Algorithmic Method for Diagnosis That Employs Pattern Analysis

…ermatology extant do not, for the most part, strive to teach a method for diagnosis and, concurrently, a comprehension of skin diseases. We have endeavored to accomplish both ends by constructing each of the 101 chapters in a methodical way. Each cha…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Alopecia: References

References Alkhalifah, A et al (2010) Alopecia Areata update: part I and II. J Am Acad Derm, 62: 177-202. Hillmann, K and Blume-Peytavi, U (2009) Diagnosis of hair disorders. Semin Cutan Med Surg, 28:33-38. Mirmirani, P, Huang, KP, and Price, VH (20…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae): Treatment

Treatment Folliculitis First-line therapy: The first-line therapy for folliculitis includes the treatment of the appropriate cause, typically infection. A diagnostic biopsy or culture may be necessary to identify the inciting infectious cause. For…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Hailey-Hailey Disease: Overview

Overview Hailey-Hailey disease (HHD), also called benign familial pemphigus, is an autosomal-dominant disorder characterized by a defect in keratinocyte adhesion. HHD most frequently involves intertriginous areas, where exacerbations are triggered b…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Facial Melanosis, Melasma: References

References Rajartnam R, Halpern J, Salim A, Emmett C (2010) Interventions for melasma, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 7: ArtCD003583. Pandya AG et al (2011) Reliability assessment and validation of the Melasma Area and Severity Index (MASI…

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