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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pediculosis (Lice): Treatment

Treatment First-line therapy: The first-line therapy for pediculosis depends on the type of infestation. In general, removal of the lice and nits from the clothing (body lice) or hair (hair or pubic lice) is the priority of treatment. Body lice Al…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Nummular Dermatitis

An inflammatory process of unknown cause consisting of pruritic coin-shaped lesions of different sizes and made up of vesicles that soon are scratched away, leaving erosions, ulcerations, and crusts as residua….

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Arthropod Assaults

Papules, nodules, vesicles, and sometimes bullae that develop in response to “bites” of arthropods, among the most common offenders being mosquitoes, bedbugs, and mites of scabies….

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Images

Images 10.23.1A: Perivascular dermatitis, psoriasiform + 10.23.1B: Orthokeratosis, hypergranulosis, acanthosis, proliferation of infundibular and eccrine ductal keratocytes, and coarse bundles of collagen in vertical streaks = Lichen simp…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Arthropod assaults

…from urticaria pigmentosa in children by sporting evidences of excoriation, i.e., erosions, ulcerations, and crusts. Denominators in common: Papules and vesicles eroded, ulcerated, and crusted secondary to excoriation. Features differentiating: S…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Identification of Basic Patterns: Skin: Perivascular Dermatitis

…ination of “prurigo nodularis” and “neurotic excoriation”: picker’s nodule. What is called “picker’s nodule” combines findings of “prurigo nodularis” and “neurotic excoriation,”…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Applicable Terms

ABSCESS [L. abscessus (a going away)]: Clinically, a circumscribed collection of pus and histopathologically a localized collection of neutrophils. An abscess may form in the epidermis, both surface and infundibular, eccrine ducts, dermis, and subcu…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Elastosis perforans serpiginosa

Elastosis perforans serpiginosa Synonyms Elastoma intrapapillare perforans verruciforme Keratosis follicularis serpiginosa Serpiginous perforating elastosis Perforating elastoma Elastoma intrapapillare perforans Presentation stereotypical Age and…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Atopic Dermatitis?

“In America, some of the designations employed [for atopic dermatitis] are: ‘pruritus with lichenification,’ ‘allergic eczema,’ ‘atopic eczema,’ ‘hay fever eczema,’ ‘flexural eczema,&#821…

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