Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

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…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Verrucae

…palmares et plantares, and near or on mucous membranes, i.e., condylomata acuminata) and flat (verrucae planae), and by the type of inciting papillomavirus, HPV 6 and 11 for condylomata acuminata, for example, and HPV 5 and 8 for epidermodysplasia v…

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: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Common warts (verruca vulgaris) Plantar wart (verruca plantaris) Flat warts (verruca plana) Genital warts (condyloma acuminata) Bowenoid papulosis Differential diagnosis Actinic keratoses…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Syphilis

An inflammatory process, caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum, that tends to evolve through three stages, namely, primary (typified usually by a solitary chancre), secondary (characterized by widespread macules and papules on skin and mucous…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Epidermolytic hyperkeratosis vs. Plane wart

An inflammatory process, caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum, that tends to evolve through three stages, namely, primary (typified usually by a solitary chancre), secondary (characterized by widespread macules and papules on skin and mucous…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Discussions

…when viewed by conventional microscopy, have the silhouette of condylomata acuminata but the features cytopathologic of squamous-cell carcinoma in situ. Bowenoid papulosis represents condylomata acuminata that have eventuated in squamous-cell carcino…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Syphilis

Syphilis Synonyms Lues Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Young, sexually active adults of both sexes Distribution of lesions Localized (usually to genitalia) as a chancre of primary syphilis, widespread lesions in secondary syphilis, and locali…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Pagetoid Bowen’s disease vs. Extramammary Paget’s disease

An inflammatory process, caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum, that tends to evolve through three stages, namely, primary (typified usually by a solitary chancre), secondary (characterized by widespread macules and papules on skin and mucous…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Discussions

…rythroplasia of Queyrat. Bowenoid papulosis refers to numerous condylomata acuminata on genitalia of young adults that, in time, show all the attributes histopathologic of Bowen’s disease. In short, bowenoid papulosis has the silhouette of a co…