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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Periorificial Dermatitis: Treatment

…g the topical steroid. A topical therapy may be sufficient to clear the eruption in mild cases: topical antibiotic (such as clindamycin 1% or erythromycin 2%), topical antibiotic/benzoyl peroxide combination, mild topical retinoid (such as adapalene…

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Psoriasis: Principles of Psoriasis Management

…o five times a week) and 20-30 treatments will be required to clear lesions. Photochemotherapy (PUVA) Topical or oral administration of 8-methoxypsoralen (psoralen) and UVA (PUVA = psoralen + ultraviolet A). Moderate-to-severe psoriasis requires 20-3…

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Oral Hairy Leukoplakia: Key Points

…an transplant recipients. Increased numbers of EBV-infected B cells and reduced numbers of EBV-specific cytotoxic T cells noted in biopsies of OHL, in addition to the absence or reduced number of Langerhans cells, suggest key immunologic factors asso…

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Warts: Treatment

…aily for 4-6 weeks to induce mild to moderate irritation will clear warts in about 50% of patients. Shaving over warts in the beard area or on the legs with a razor blade tends to spread the lesions. Males with warts in the beard, and women with wart…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Planus: Treatment

…60 mg/day. Maintain the dose until symptoms abate and lesions clear (approximately 2-6 weeks). While treatment with systemic steroids leads to rapid improvement, generalized LP almost invariably relapses as the steroids are tapered. Therefore, system…

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Candidiasis: Key Points

…ergrowth. Failure of standard anticandidal treatment to fully clear symptoms should raise suspicion for an underlying or coexisting disease. Introduction Candida albicans is a normal commensal organism of the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts…

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Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris: Overview

…are several variants of childhood PRP, some of which tend to clear and others of which are persistent. Treatment First Steps Isotretinoin 1-1.5 mg/kg/day or acitretin 0.75 mg/kg/day may be considered in patients without contraindications (pregnancy,…

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Herpes Simplex: Initial Evaluation

…eactivation of varicella virus and can also result in grouped clear fluid-to-pus-filled vesicles on an erythematous-to-hemorrhagic base. In most cases of localized zoster, a clear dermatomal distribution is noted. Aphthous ulcers are typically recurr…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Alopecia: Key Points

…at alopecia, the type of hair loss or pathophysiology must be clearly identified. The evaluation for hair loss requires a very thorough history and physical exam. Asking specific questions regarding the nature, duration, and anatomic involvement of h…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lupus: Key Points

…assic facial eruption of systemic lupus erythematosus usually clear with treatment of their systemic disease, only the management of more common forms of cutaneous lupus will be discussed here. The four forms of cutaneous lupus discussed are: discoid…

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