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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers (NMSC): Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC): Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers (NMSC): Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) – Initial Evaluation–Bowen’s Disease (Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Situ) – genprac

Initial Evaluation: Bowen’s Disease (Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Situ) The eponym Bowen’’s disease is used to describe squamous cell carcinoma in situ on any cutaneous surface except the glans penis. It bears several clinical features: U…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Sarcoidosis: Key Points

…multisystem inflammatory disease characterized by noncaseating granulomatous inflammation. The vast majority of patients have lung involvement (90-95%), the skin and eye involvement being the second and third most commonly affected organ systems. Ski…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Atopic Dermatitis: Treatment

…estive of impetiginized (superinfected) facial eczema. Gentle skin care is paramount (see patient handout Skin Care in Atopic Dermatitis Subsequent therapy (after rash abates, usually in 7-10 days) Continue dry skin care: Use emollients daily betw…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Atopic Dermatitis: Clinical Cases

…es Case 1 Mild disease 9-year-old girl with chronic dry skin, who developed hypopigmented, fine scaling patches on the face and trunk She reports new pruritus of the skin No prior treatment Treatment Counseling on daily skin care (cleansing:…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Candidiasis: Clinical Cases

…Recommendation: clotrimazole 1% cream b.i.d. to affected areas Skin care reviewed: recommended to keep skin dry by toweling completely after bathing and drying skin fully with hairdryer set on cool air Encourage weight reduction regimens Follow-up as…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Rosacea: Clinical Cases

…cular rosacea) Metronidazole 1% cream or gel applied b.i.d. to skin lesions Photoprotection, sunscreens advised; appropriate skin care with gentle facial cleanser and moisturizer Refer to an opthalmologist if needed Follow-up visit at 6 weeks Lesio…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Photosensitivity Dermatoses: Overview

…acrolimus ointment 0.1% applied twice daily to affected facial skin, and a high- or super-potent topical steroid to affected skin elsewhere. Antihistamines, such as hydroxyzine 10–50 mg nightly and doses during the day as required for pruritus. Alte…

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