Search Results for: alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency

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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Acrodermatitis Enteropathica: Overview

Zinc Deficiency Zinc deficiency may be seen in infants (hereditary or acquired) or adults (acquired). Some breastfed infants, especially if born prematurely, may develop acrodermatitis enteropathica due to zinc deficiency in mother’s breast mi…

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Alopecia: Key Points

…as alopecia commonly has a significant impact on a patient’s quality of life. Having a clear diagnostic algorithm enables expeditious diagnosis of clinical alopecia, and in some cases, avoids unnecessary diagnostic work-up and tests. It is impe…

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Psoriasis: Principles of Psoriasis Management

…atory and hyperproliferative actions of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-A). When 50 mg twice weekly for 3 months and a 50 mg/week maintenance dose is used, 46% of psoriasis patients achieve 75% reduction in PASI score at 12 weeks, and this improveme…

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Treatment

…zation.  For severe disease, anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alpha inhibitors can be highly effective and is supported by evidence. Of the available modalities, infliximab (5–8 mg/kg given weeks 0, 2, 6, 10, then every 6 to 8 weeks) is superior in i…

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Candidiasis: Initial Evaluation

…al Paronychia Differential diagnosis Inverse pityriasis rosea Deficiency dermatitis (such as zinc deficiency, aka acrodermatitis enteropathica) Allergic or irritant contact dermatitis Inverse psoriasis Tinea cruris Extramammary Paget’s disease…

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Alopecia: Clinical Cases

…erandrogenism or virilization, endocrine disease, nutritional deficiency, or anemia A family history is notable for “male pattern baldness” in several male siblings, her father, and her mother A scalp examination is performed; there is al…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

a-1 antitrypsin deficiency

…and localized lipodystrophy. Bibliography Bibliography for α-1-antitrypsin deficiency panniculitis Albes B, Bayle-Lebey P, Bazex J, Lamant L. [Panniculitis revealing alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. Report of 3 cases][Article in French]. Ann Med Inte…

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Lymphomatoid Papulosis: Overview

…ds, may be effective and has minimal toxicity. Bexarotene gel 1% may be applied to early lesions as tolerated once or twice daily. This may prevent progression and speed healing. Alternative Steps Methotrexate 5-10 mg per week is usually very effecti…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Raynaud’s Phenomenon/Disease: Overview

…surface for years after the initial occurrence of Raynaud’s phenomenon. Therefore, work-ups need to be repeated at regular intervals. Certain drugs, such as ergotamines and alpha-blockers, can aggravate or precipitate Raynaud’s disease….

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