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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Periorificial Dermatitis: Treatment

Treatment First-line therapy: The first-line therapy for periorificial dermatitis is to stop any offending agents. Several therapeutic strategies, including oral antibiotics, topical medications, or both are used to reduce inflammation. Use of gentl…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Psoriasis: Principles of Psoriasis Management

Principles of Psoriasis Management Topical therapy is usually 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 pre…

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Oral Hairy Leukoplakia: Key Points

…gan 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 ass…

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Warts: Treatment

Treatment First-line therapy: The first-line therapy for warts involves destructive methods tailored to the type of wart. Destruction of wart lesions may be accomplished using cryosurgical or electrosurgical techniques, chemical destruction either…

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Lichen Planus: Treatment

Treatment Localized lichen planus Initial therapy First-line treatment: Superpotent topical steroid ointment or cream. Apply superpotent fluorinated topical steroid ointment or cream such as fluocinonide (such as Lidex), betamethasone (such as Dipro…

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Candidiasis: Key Points

Key Points Candidiasis typically affects mucosal sites and moist and/or occluded areas of skin: groin, axilla, inframammary, infra-abdominal pannus, glans penis (in uncircumcised males), and orogenital mucosal sites. Predisposing factors include o…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris: Overview

…ver disease). Systemic retinoids will produce rapid, permanent clearing in about 50% of patients. A lesser percentage will improve partially, but not clear, requiring long-term maintenance therapy, and a third group will not respond at all. Ancillary…

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Herpes Simplex: Initial Evaluation

…reactivation 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 typ…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Alopecia: Key Points

Key Points Alopecia, or hair loss, has a broad spectrum of causes. In order to appropriately treat alopecia, the type of hair loss or pathophysiology must be clearly identified. The evaluation for hair loss requires a very thorough history and phys…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lupus: Key Points

Key Points Lupus is a disease that presents across a broad spectrum of cutaneous and systemic manifestations. It may be cutaneous-only or systemic with cutaneous manifestations; some patients with systemic lupus do not have cutaneous involvement. D…

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