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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Vascular Birthmarks: Key Points

…e present at birth and often persist throughout life. Most are benign lesions, such as a nevus simplex (a.k.a. salmon patch) or a port-wine stain. However, some represent a manifestation of a syndrome with extracutaneous involvement or may be symptom…

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Vascular Birthmarks: Clinical Cases

…mplications Presents for initial evaluation of a left forehead lesion involving the superior left eyelid Lesion not present at birth Lesion developed at 3 weeks of life and is rapidly growing Lesion is asymptomatic Lesion beginning to distort anatomy…

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Extramammary Paget’s/Paget’s Disease: Overview

…kin. The term Paget’s disease is used when the cutaneous lesion is identified involving the nipple of the breast, while extramammary Paget’s is used when the skin lesion is identified in an anogenital location. Treatment First Steps Eval…

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Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis: Key Points

…most invariably on the helix or antihelix of the ear. Some CNH lesions may appear dome shaped or have a raised rim, which may appear inflamed and erythematous. Typical lesions are small, ranging from 3 to 10mm in size. The vast majority appear as ulc…

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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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Warts: Treatment

…tive methods tailored to the type of wart. Destruction of wart lesions may be accomplished using cryosurgical or electrosurgical techniques, chemical destruction either topically-applied or injected into the lesions, or utilizing immunotherapy (harne…

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Histiocytosis X/Langerhans Cell Histiocytoses: Overview

…Autoinvolution often occurs. Alternative Steps For a solitary lesion, excision may be curative. Topical nitrogen mustard 20 mg/100 ml tap water applied once daily until the lesions clear (several weeks). Weekly or biweekly maintenance therapy may be…

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