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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lupus: Key Points

…s Lupus is a disease that presents across a broad spectrum of cutaneous and systemic manifestations. It may be cutaneous-only or systemic with cutaneous manifestations; some patients with systemic lupus do not have cutaneous involvement. Diagnostic…

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Urticaria Pigmentosa / Mastocytosis: Key Points

…r/spleen/lymphatic tissues 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 si…

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Kaposi’s Sarcoma: Overview

…. The following staging system may be used: Stage I: Localized cutaneous (fewer than 10 lesions, or one anatomic region); Stage II: Disseminated cutaneous (more than 10 lesions, or more than one anatomic area); Stage III: Visceral only; Stage IV: Cut…

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Leishmaniasis: Overview

…e infection was acquired. Leishmaniasis occurs in three forms: cutaneous, mucocutaneous, and visceral. Only the therapy of cutaneous leishmaniasis is discussed here. Treatment Old World Leishmaniasis The following therapy may not apply to disease acq…

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Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma/ Mycosis Fungoides: Overview

…ary team earlier rather than later to insure the best possible cutaneous response. Side effects are those of the agents employed, and patients must be carefully monitored for therapeutic complications. Patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma are comm…

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Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis: Key Points

…Other entities to consider include solar (actinic) keratoses, cutaneous horns, verruca vulgaris (warts), gouty tophi, or other cutaneous malignancies. A small skin biopsy is sometimes performed to confirm the diagnosis and exclude those common cutan…

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Cutaneous Allergic (Leukocytoclastic) Vasculitis: Overview

…ine use may be a trigger or exacerbating factor. Most cases of cutaneous LCV will require no or only brief courses of immunosuppressive therapy so, if symptoms persist, the concern for a systemic vasculitis would be enhanced. Cutaneous LCV may be ass…

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Borreliosis (Lyme Disease): Key Points

Key Points Infection with various Borrelia species causes borreliosis, which may have cutaneous and systemic manifestations. This infection is transmitted through bites of the Ixodes species of ticks. Early Lyme disease (erythema chronicum migrans…

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