Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Palmar and Plantar Keratoderma: Overview

Overview Palmoplantar keratodermas (PPK) can occur as a primary, inherited disorder of the volar surfaces, or as part of a generalized disorder, such as psoriasis, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, or ichthyosis. Discussion of treatment here is limited to…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Scabies: Principles of Management of Scabies

…e treated. In households where there are babies, this includes babysitters and occasional visitors who have held the baby. Infested persons may not itch for 4-6 weeks after acquiring infection, yet may infect others. Patients often report persistent…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Seborrheic Dermatitis: Principles of Seborrheic Dermatitis Management

Principles of Seborrheic Dermatitis Management Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic intermittent condition. There is an initial treatment period followed by maintenance therapy. Many patients will relapse if maintenance therapy is not adequate. Topi…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Syphilis (Lues): Treatment

Treatment First-line therapy: The first-line therapy for syphilis depends on the duration of infection and the immune competence of the host. Patients’ contacts should be traced and evaluated for possible syphilis infection. All documented cases of…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Acne Vulgaris: General Principles of Acne Management

General Principles of Acne Management The clinical subtype, severity, prior treatment, psychological impact, and presence of scarring should be considered for all patients with acne. The treatment of acne usually involves initial therapy followed b…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Ichthyoses?

…ed steroid sulfatase deficiency Lamellar ichthyoses (including collodion baby) Sjögren-Larsson syndrome X-linked recessive ichthyosis Multiple sulfatase deficiency Harlequin ichthyosis Trichothiodystrophy syndromes Refsun syndrome Epidermolytic…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Discussions

Ichthyosis vulgaris and X-linked ichthyosis are true ichthyoses in the sense that the clinical appearance of their scales resembles vaguely those of fish (In Greek, ichthos means fish, and -osis means a condition of). As in all ichthyoses, the scale…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Cytomegalic inclusion disease

Cytomegalic inclusion disease Synonyms Cytomegalovirus infection Cytomegalia Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Newborns or adults who are immunocompromised Distribution of lesions Localized, as in lesions in the perianal region of male homosexu…