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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Herpes Zoster & Varicella: Clinical Cases

…s 3-4 times daily Recommend contact precautions until lesions crust over Follow-up in 2 weeks 2-week follow-up evaluation No active vesicular lesions Minimal hyperpigmented macules marking prior sites of cutaneous involvement Patient denies neurologi…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Impetigo: Key Points

…ses, such as atopic dermatitis or insect bites. Honey-colored crusting or annular erosions with minimal crusting is the typical morphology for impetigo contagiosum; bullous lesions, erosions, scale, or crust occur in bullous impetigo. An important co…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Porokeratosis: Overview

…twice daily to lesions, until the epidermis desquamates and a crust forms, will often resolve superficial lesions. On thick-skinned areas, retinoic acid 0.1% cream or salicylic acid 6% gel may be added to enhance effect. Treatment usually requires at…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Herpes Zoster & Varicella: Key Points

…h direct viral shedding from skin lesions until these lesions crust over and thus require strict contact precautions (especially from immunocompromised, pregnant patients, and patients who have never had varicella before). Although there is excellent…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis: Key Points

…n the helix or antihelix of the ear, which often appears as a crusted ulceration mimicking a cutaneous malignancy. Diagnosis may be made by clinical exam and the symptom of pain, but biopsy of commonly performed to exclude cutaneous malignancies Trea…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Seborrheic Dermatitis: Initial Evaluation

…ial folds, medial cheeks, chin, glabella, forehead) and thick crust on the scalp are typical affected areas. Seborrheic dermatitis can also present as erythematous papules without scale. The distribution of affected areas on the face (nasolabial fold…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Seborrheic Dermatitis

An inflammatory process that consists of tiny papules covered by prominent scales and localized typically to the “seborrheic region,” namely, scalp, forehead, eyebrows, malar eminences, paranasal and nasolabial folds, and retroauricular…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Pemphigus Foliaceus

…process being flaccid blisters that give way to erosions and crusts accompanied by erythema. When mostly the trunk is affected, the condition is termed “pemphigus foliaceus,” when mostly the face and upper part of the chest are involved,…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Herpes Simplex: Treatment

…tate soaks/compresses or sitz baths to dry blisters or remove crusts may be adjunctively beneficial. In recurrent cases, treatment must be begun at the earliest prodrome and be patient initiated. Topical acyclovir ointment is of almost no benefit in…

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