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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Darier’s Disease

A genetically determined disorder in which numerous closely set keratotic papules are present on the skin, especially the trunk, in nail units, and on mucous membranes, particularly the palate, but also rarely in other parts of the gastrointestinal…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Grover’s Disease / Transient Acantholytic Dermatosis: References

…vemurafenib treatment of metastatic melanoma: exacerbation of acantholytic dyskeratosis complicated by Kaposi varicelliform eruption, JAAD, 148:966-968. Norman R and Chau V (2011) Use of etanercept in treating pruritus and preventing new lesions in…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Porokeratosis

A constellation of conditions that assumes various forms clinically but whose most dependable denominator in common (the exception being the punctate manifestation) is a keratotic ring around a central zone of atrophy, e.g., in a congenital expressi…

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Alopecia: Treatment

Treatment First-line treatment strongly depends on the type of hair loss. Specific pharmacologic treatments are discussed below for the two most common causes of alopecia: androgenetic alopecia and alopecia areata. Ancillary therapy In all cases…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Grover’s Disease / Transient Acantholytic Dermatosis: Key Points

Key Points Grover’s disease is a pruritic condition that typically affects adult individuals and classically presents on the trunk and proximal extremities. The characteristic lesion is a crusted erythematous papule, pustule, or papulovesicle. Grov…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Grover’s Disease

An inflammatory process characterized by a pruritic, papular, and, uncommonly, papulovesicular eruption of unknown cause affecting persons over 40 years of age (and usually over 60), often in photodistribution, but sometimes widespread. Although nam…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Hailey-Hailey Disease

A vesiculobullous disease in which blisters tend to be flaccid and localized to intertriginous regions, especially, the neck, axillary, inframammary, and inguinal ones. The disease is notoriously refractory to therapy. The name originally given to t…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Nummular Dermatitis: Overview

Overview Eczema is an all-inclusive term for dermatitis of diverse origin, including atopic dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, hand eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, and stasis dermatitis (see appropriate chapters for descriptions of therapy for these dis…

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