Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Balanitis

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Balanitis: Overview

Overview Balanitis is a nonspecific term meaning inflammation of the glans penis. It is most commonly multifactorial in etiology, restricted to the uncircumcised, and presents as a mildly symptomatic scaly, red macule or patch. Acute suppurative bal…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus: Overview

Kraurosis Vulvae / Balanitis Xerotica Obliterans Patients can be divided into three clinical groups for management: prepubertal children, adults with anogenital disease, and adults with extragenital disease. Prepubertal children at times have sponta…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Candidiasis: Treatment

Treatment First-line therapy: The first-line therapy should be specified for the affected anatomic site. Skin Initial therapy If the skin is macerated (e.g., moist, weeping), instruct the patient to soak in (or make an applied compress of) dilute…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus

Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus Synonyms Lichen sclerosis Lichen alba White spot disease Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Any age, but most common in middle-aged women Distribution of lesions Genitalia particularly, but also other sites such as…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Discussions

At first glance, a reader might think an error previous has been made because the two columns preceding are identical, but that was done deliberately; lichen sclerosis et atrophicus is superficial morphea. Morphea is one of the sclerodermas and lich…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

“Kyrle’s disease”

“Kyrle’s disease” Comment In our view, Kyrle’s disease is analogous in a way to Weber-Christian syndrome, Rothmann-Makai disease, Churg-Strauss allergic granulomatous, Wegener’s granulomatosis, Sulzberger-Gorbe disease,…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Errors and Reasons

Error: Abortive is an accurate modifier of particular pathologic processes, e.g., abortive dermatofibroma, abortive morphea, and abortive T-cell lymphoma. Reason: The idea itself is abortive! For example, what is called “abortive T-cell lympho…