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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Psoriasis: Principles of Psoriasis Management

…e diagnosis is not clear Joint involvement Psoriasis requiring systemic immunosuppression, biologic therapy, or phototherapy Localized psoriasis of the scalp, hands, feet, or nails (which often require systemic immunosuppression in the setting of sev…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Leprosy

An inflammatory disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae. It can involve internal organs or be localized to the skin, where its clinical presentation is dependent on the immunologic status of the host. Persons who are competent immunologically have pa…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erythema Multiforme: Clinical Cases

Clinical Cases Case 1 24-year-old woman with history of recurrent orolabial herpes infection Presents with asymptomatic lesions on the palms (approximately 8 on each hand) and soles (approximately 4-5 on each foot) that developed one day after n…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Urticaria Pigmentosa/ Mastocytosis: Overview

…most common presentation, Adults have the potential to develop systemic lesions, although most have indolent systemic mastocytosis which has a benign natural history. Therapy is determined by the symptoms caused by the mast cell proliferation, and th…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Allergic Contact Dermatitis: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation The presentation of allergic contact dermatitis may range from mild edema, erythema, or eczematous papules and plaques, to bright erythema with vesicles, bullae, and crusting; less e…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Rosacea: Subtypes of Rosacea and Their Treatment

…ely around eyes). This subtype is also treated with topical or systemic antibiotics (tetracyclines), as well as topical 5% sulfur/10% sulfacetamide wash or lotion.   Systemic lupus erythematosus: Malar erythema in a clearly photodistributed p…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Alopecia: Key Points

Key Points Alopecia, or hair loss, has a broad spectrum of causes. In order to appropriately treat alopecia, the type of hair loss or pathophysiology must be clearly identified. The evaluation for hair loss requires a very thorough history and phys…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pernio/Chilblains: Key Points

…environments. Cases which persist or occur in association with systemic symptoms may be an indication of a multisystem disease such as chilblain lupus erythematosus, a rare variant of systemic lupus Introduction Chilblains, also termed pernio, is a…

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