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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Melanoma: Treatment

…checked regularly in melanoma patients. When to refer to a dermatologist When the diagnosis of melanoma is not certain. For biopsy of a lesion suspected of being melanoma. For staging of biopsy proven diagnosis of melanoma. For treatment of…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Alopecia: Clinical Cases

…d to the patient, which she accepts; she is highly-motivated to confirm the diagnosis of androgenetic alopecia; a 4 mm punch biopsy of the affected area of alopecia is performed Follow-up evaluation and suture removal in 2 weeks 2-week follow-up…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Alopecia: Key Points

…g should be noted. If there is evidence of scalp inflammation in the area of hair loss and a diagnosis is not clear, a scalp biopsy and tissue culture is strongly indicated. Evidence of scarring should also prompt a scalp biopsy. There are numerous…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pyoderma Gangrenosum: Clinical Cases

…espread mediastinal lymphadenopathy is noted on chest X-ray The patient is referred to hematology/oncology for a bone marrow biopsy Ongoing wound care with clobetasol ointment under occlusion is recommended Minocycline 100 mg twice daily is added…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Bullous Pemphigoid: Key Points

…nerally made based on the clinical finding of urticarial plaques and tense bullae, supplemented by histologic features. Skin biopsy will reveal eosinophilic spongiosis, or edema between the keratinocytes. The eosinophils may be found in the…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Melanoma: Key Points

…asion and/or the degree to which the tumor has invaded the skin) as well as presence of ulceration and mitotic index seen on biopsy. The major independent risk factor is tumor thickness measured in millimeters (Breslow depth). Depth of invasion is…

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Bullous Pemphigoid: Clinical Case

…he patient for medication-induced side effects Initiate treatment with either systemic corticosteroids or, while waiting the biopsy results, start with high potency topical corticosteroids Follow-up evaluation The biopsy demonstrates eosinophils at…

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Kaposi’s Sarcoma: Overview

…ial. Biopsy the thickest nonulcerated lesion. Punch, excision, or shave biopsies (of exophytic nodules) are adequate. Do not biopsy at the edge of skin lesions, but rather in the center. Evaluate the overall status of the patient. Determine the…

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