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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Nummular Dermatitis

An inflammatory process of unknown cause consisting of pruritic coin-shaped lesions of different sizes and made up of vesicles that soon are scratched away, leaving erosions, ulcerations, and crusts as residua….

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Nummular Dermatitis: Overview

Overview Eczema is an all-inclusive term for dermatitis of diverse origin, including atopic dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, hand eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, and stasis dermatitis (see appropriate chapters for descriptions of therapy for these dis…

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Superficial Fungal Infections: Clinical Cases

Clinical Cases Case 1 Onychomycosis and tinea pedis 47-year-old healthy male with long-standing itching and rash on the soles of bilateral feet, with dystrophic toenails He has used over-the-counter cream for athlete¬í’s foot, which part…

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Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea versicolor

Therapy: Tinea versicolor Tinea versicolor is a superficial skin infection by Malassezia furfur (a.k.a. Pityrosporum ovale and Pityrosporum orbiculare). Epidemiology Tinea versicolor is a very common skin infection, affecting up to 2-8% individuals…

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Acne Vulgaris: Treatment

Treatment Mild to moderate acne First-line therapy (comedonal acne only): topical retinoid First-line therapy (mild inflammatory acne): topical retinoid alone, topical retinoid + topical antimicrobial Topical retinoids are considered first…

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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…

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Urticaria Pigmentosa / Mastocytosis: Clinical Case

Clinical Case Case 1 10-month-old healthy boy No significant past medical history Review of systems is noncontributory, notably negative for signs of fatigue, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting Social history is unremarkable Presents for evaluation o…

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Urticaria Pigmentosa / Mastocytosis: Key Points

Key Points Mastocytosis can occur at any age, and may involve the skin, or affect internal organs including the bone marrow and liver/spleen/lymphatic tissues Urticaria pigmentosa is a form of cutaneous mastocytosis most common in childhood, char…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Dermatosis secondary to rubbing and/or scratching

An inflammatory process of unknown cause consisting of pruritic coin-shaped lesions of different sizes and made up of vesicles that soon are scratched away, leaving erosions, ulcerations, and crusts as residua….

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