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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Dermatofibroma

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An inflammatory process that develops secondary to trauma, usually in the form of a penetrating injury or rupture of a follicle, and that proceeds through stages of granulation tissue with numerous extravasated erythrocytes, granulomatous inflammation, and fibrosis.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans

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A malignant nonepithelial neoplasm (a sarcoma) presumably of perineural fibrocytes that presents itself usually on the trunk, but sometimes elsewhere, such as the extremities, face, and scalp.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Neurofibromatosis

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A constellation of lesions that represent disorders of melanocytes (e.g., axillary “freckles” and café au lait “spots”) and of proliferations of Schwann cells (e.g., papules, nodules, and tumors of neurofibroma).

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy

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An inflammatory process in pregnant women near term that consists of urticarial papules and plaques, especially on the trunk and particularly in association with lesions of striae atrophicantes, the lesions disappearing shortly after parturition.

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Appendigeal Tumors: Overview

…led by application of topical atropine 2% in petrolatum twice a day. Pitfalls In some cases the pathologic interpretation of adnexal tumors may be difficult and their biologic behavior hard to predict. Certain adnexal tumors are cutaneous…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Granuloma Annulare: Key Points

…arial therapy or phototherapy, particularly PUVA or UVA-1. Evidence for other therapeutic options is limited to a very small number of cases. Alternative therapies include dapsone, saturated solution of potassium iodide, selected lasers (PDL,…

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Warts: Treatment

…al genital warts (EGWs) and perianal condylomata are discussed here. First steps Cryotherapy is effective, especially if the number of lesions is small, and they are of moderate size. Totally freeze each wart, allowing the area of treatment to…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Acne Vulgaris: Key Points

…, acne can have significant impact on a patient’s quality of life, including physical and psychological scars. Distribution, number, and severity of lesions (especially scarring) should influence the approach to acne treatment. Expert consensus…

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Actinic Keratosis (a.k.a. Solar Keratosis): Key Points

…ntage of AKs may progress to non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) over a lifetime. Therapy is determined by anatomic location and number of lesions. Introduction Actinic keratoses (AKs) typically present as scaly, erythematous papules or plaques on…

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Herpes Simplex: Treatment

…iated. Topical acyclovir ointment is of almost no benefit in this setting. Pitfalls Failure to adjust the acyclovir dose for decreased renal function can lead to side effects, especially when high-dose intravenous acyclovir is given. Monitor renal…

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Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea capitis

…t is T. tonsurans Epidemiology More common in children (3-14 years) than in adults (uncommon) Transmission is increased with decreased personal hygiene, overcrowding, low socioeconomic status Fomites: combs, caps, pillowcases, furniture Asymptomatic…

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Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea versicolor

…. LFTs should be monitored in patients using it longer than 2-4 weeks. Men should be informed of the potential of reversible decreased libido. Many patients referred to dermatologists for resistant tinea versicolor (TV) have only persistent…

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Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae): Treatment

…icularly susceptible to recurrent episodes of folliculitis, primarily due to friction. The frequency of such episodes can be decreased with the wearing of loose-fitting cotton underwear, loose-fitting trousers, frequent applications of an astringent…

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