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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma/ Mycosis Fungoides: Overview

…ing the patient for CTCL. Stage IA-patches or plaques <10% body surface area Stage IB-patches or plaques >10% body surface area Stage IIA-patches or plaques < o r> 10% body surface area with palpable lymph nodes without pathologic involv…

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Atopic Dermatitis: Clinical Cases

…ing on daily skin care (cleansing: soap-free cleanser over the body, mild soap only in the axilla, groin, hands, feet; moisturizing: emollients used immediately after bathing) Face: hydrocortisone 2.5% ointment b.i.d. Body: desonide 0.05% ointment b….

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Pediculosis (Lice): Key Points

…Introduction Humans may be parasitized by three louse types: body lice, head lice, and pubic lice. Body lice live in the patient’s clothing, not on the body. They are often found along seam lines of clothing apparel and can also be found in b…

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Pediculosis (Lice): Treatment

Treatment First-line therapy: The first-line therapy for pediculosis depends on the type of infestation. In general, removal of the lice and nits from the clothing (body lice) or hair (hair or pubic lice) is the priority of treatment. Body lice Al…

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Melanoma: Clinical Cases

Clinical Cases Case 1 37-year-old woman with >75 atypical nevi No family history of atypical nevi or melanoma Presents for an evaluation of a “new mole” that rapidly developed on the right leg A full-body skin examination is performed and doe…

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Seborrheic Dermatitis: Principles of Seborrheic Dermatitis Management

…of the scalp Refer patients to the dermatologist. Face & body For mild disease of the face and body Topical antifungal agents such as ketoconazole 2% cream or gel applied b.i.d. are first-line. For ears, consider a low-potency corticosteroid…

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Vitiligo: Treatment

Treatment Localized disease, <5% body surface area First-line therapy: Topical treatment options include a mid- to superpotent topical steroid (such as betamethasone or clobetasol) applied twice daily to the skin. Evidence supports that this is…

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Psoriasis: Principles of Psoriasis Management

…ually appropriate for treatment of patients with less than 10% body surface area (see table below). Systemic therapies (see table below) are indicated when one or more of the following are present: Extensive body surface involvement (greater than 10…

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Scabies: Principles of Management of Scabies

Principles of Management of Scabies Initial therapy First line: Topical 5% permethrin cream, applied overnight to entire body except face, hair-bearing scalp. Rinse thoroughly and follow decontamination protocol. Treat patient and all household mem…

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