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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Epidermal Nevi

Epidermal nevi are hamartomas in which the epidermis is abnormal, being hyperkeratotic, and in which lesions are aligned along Blaschko’s lines….

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Venous Stasis: Treatment

…ion to control bacterial overgrowth. Becaplermin to stimulate granulation tissue (in slowly responding ulcers). Desiccated animal collagen (xenograft) if needed to accelerate wound healing (in slowly responding ulcers). Semipermeable dressing over th…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Scars, Keloids, and Anetodermas

A type of fibrosing inflammation characterized clinically by lesions that at first are elevated and that do not extend beyond the exact site of injury and that in time tend to shrink, sometimes even becoming atrophic….

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Pernio/Chilblains: Key Points

…rict variably based on the need to conserve heat or to ensure tissue perfusion and prevent ischemia; in patients with pernio some have postulated that there is either prolonged vasoconstriction leading to mild tissue hypoperfusion and localized infla…

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Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea capitis

…of the scalp. The development of a very inflammatory, boggy, granulation tissue-like plaque on the scalp in the setting of tinea capitis is termed kerion. Initial therapy Antifungal therapy (griseofulvin, ketoconazole, fluconazole or itracona…

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Extramammary Paget’s/Paget’s Disease: Overview

…tion is essential. Immunoperoxidase markers on paraffin fixed tissue can be used to identify the source of the primary carcinoma, or confirm that the lesion arose in the skin locally. Refer patients with Paget’s disease of the breast to a gener…

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Urticaria: Initial Evaluation

…ogy Acute urticaria typically results from blood basophil or tissue mast cell degranulation triggered by IgE binding to antigens or through direct (non-IgE, non-immunologic) activation (by radiocontrast dye, NSAIDs, opiates, general anesthetics). Th…

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Kaposi’s Sarcoma: Overview

…i’s sarcoma Iatrogenic immunosuppression for connective tissue disease, malignancy, organ transplantation, or other immunosuppressive conditions have been associated with the development of KS or the worsening of stable endemic KS. First Steps…

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Leishmaniasis: Overview

…stablished by identifying the causative agent in the affected tissue by culture, scrapings, or biopsy. Response to therapy is significantly related to the causative species and geographic area in which the infection was acquired. Leishmaniasis occurs…

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