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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Exfoliative Erythroderma: Overview

…es the proper diagnosis. Regardless of diagnosis, however, all erythrodermas may initially be treated in a similar manner. The initial therapeutic strategy is control of symptoms and prevention of the complications of erythroderma (fluid and calorie…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Ichthyoses/Disorders of Cornification: Overview

…doses required for successful control of bullous ichthyosiform erythroderma (epidermolytic hyperkeratosis), lamellar ichthyosis, and nonbullous congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma generally are higher than those employed for other applications (e.g…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Ichthyoses

Noninflammatory scaly disorders in which polygonal gray or brown scales tend to be elevated at their periphery, causing them to appear to be separated from contiguous scales, findings that are seen in three conditions, namely, ichthyosis vulgaris (a…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Psoriasis: Key Points

Key Points Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease which can affect the skin, joints and nails Psoriasis typically affects the scalp, ears, palms, soles, elbows, knees, and intergluteal cleft; it can result in erythroderma (generalized erythema…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma/ Mycosis Fungoides: Overview

Overview Therapy of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma often requires specialized knowledge, and for this reason it is often appropriate to refer such patients to a medical center with specialized knowledge in the management of CTCL. Since early aggressive t…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Psoriasis: Clinical Overview

Clinical Overview Psoriasis is a chronic, intermittent skin disease classically marked by sharply-demarcated erythematous papules and plaques with silvery hyperkeratotic scale that affects the scalp, ears, palms, soles, elbows, knees, and interglut…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Psoriasis: Principles of Psoriasis Management

Principles of Psoriasis Management Topical therapy is usually appropriate for treatment of patients with less than 10% body surface area (see table below). Systemic therapies (see table below) are indicated when one or more of the following are pre…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Seborrheic Dermatitis: Key Points

Key Points Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic intermittent rash typically affecting the face, ears, scalp, and trunk. It is marked by an erythematous papular or macular eruption often with greasy yellow scale, sometimes accompanied by pruritus. Thi…

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