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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Sarcoidosis: Key Points

…neous disease, which is protean in its presentations but most commonly presents as papules, plaques, lupus pernio, or scar- or tattoo-associated lesions. Introduction Sarcoidosis is a complex multisystem inflammatory disease characterized by noncase…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Warts: Key Points

Key Points Verrucae (warts) are common yet benign cutaneous lesions caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) that can be challenging to treat. The therapeutic strategy involves destruction of lesions through a variety of techniques; selecting the best…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Warts: Treatment

…ne and flat warts, topical retinoids are an ideal treatment. Common warts and plantar warts Common (especially periungual) and plantar warts are a therapeutic challenge for patient and provider both. Although these warts will in general resolve spon…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Urticaria Pigmentosa / Mastocytosis: Key Points

…Urticaria pigmentosa is a form of cutaneous mastocytosis most common in childhood, characterized by brown papules, plaques, or nodules, which may urticate when stroked. Patients with cutaneous mastocytosis may have a single isolated mastocytoma, di…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Aphthous Ulcers (Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis, Canker Sore): Key Points

Key Points Recurrent aphthous ulcers are the most common oral ulcerative ailment, which classically appear as shallow, round or oval ulcers with an inflammatory edge and a faint pseudomembrane. Diagnosis may be made by history and physical exam alo…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Alopecias

Loss of hair attributable either to the effects of inflammatory cells on follicles or to physiological or mechanical factors in which inflammatory cells play no role. Although the scalp is the site most often affected, any region of the skin that be…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Vascular Birthmarks: Key Points

…The term hemangioma has previously been used to describe many common, typically benign vascular birthmarks that present in infancy with a wide spectrum of clinical presentations. Recent changes in the classification now restrict the term hemangioma t…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars: Key Points

Key Points Scarring is a common complication of wound healing and presents across a broad clinical spectrum. Hypertrophic scars stay within the boundaries of the original wound site and are transiently indurated or symptomatic. In contrast, keloids…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Scabies: Principles of Management of Scabies

…4 hours a day for 3 days. Benzyl benzoate (10%) solution is a common alternative in Europe and in Australia; it is applied for 24 hours in most individuals. It may be an alternative treatment for infants < 2 years of age and pregnant women; it is…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Psoriasis: Clinical Overview

…psoriasis in 10-30% of patients, and nail involvement is also common. The disorder has a remitting and relapsing course and varies in severity from minor localized patches (mild) to complete body coverage (severe). Plaque psoriasis: Sharply-demarcat…

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