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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Alopecia: Key Points

Key Points Alopecia, or hair loss, has a broad spectrum of causes. In order to appropriately treat alopecia, the type of hair loss or pathophysiology must be clearly identified. The evaluation for hair loss requires a very thorough history and physi…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Alopecia: Clinical Cases

…ses Case 1 8-year-old healthy girl with a two-year history of hair loss Irregular, jagged and scattered patches of hair loss on the scalp; no eyelashes Parents note that hair loss started when the family moved to a new state and describe a difficult,…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Alopecia: Treatment

…reatment 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 of ha…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae): Key Points

…lenging condition in which a chronic folliculitis develops in hair-bearing areas. A combination of alternative epilation, topical corticosteroids, keratolytics, and laser hair removal (where available) is the first-line therapeutic strategy. Introduc…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pediculosis (Lice): Treatment

…removal of the lice and nits from the clothing (body lice) or hair (hair or pubic lice) is the priority of treatment. Body lice All of the patient’s infested clothing and bedding should be disposed of if possible. The remaining bedding and clot…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pediculosis (Lice): Initial Evaluation

…-blue macules) on areas of skin that come in contact with the hair. The eggs of head lice are highly monomorphous ovoid structures that are firmly attached to the hair shaft via a white concretion such that they are challenging to remove. These are t…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea capitis

…inea capitis is superficial fungal infection of the scalp and hair It is mainly caused by any pathogenic dermatophyte except E. floccosum and T. concentricum The most common cause worldwide is M. canis, whereas in the USA it is T. tonsurans Epidemiol…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae): Treatment

…-line therapy for PFB is to devise a strategy for alternative hair epilation, if possible. A combination of topical steroids and retinoids may be a helpful adjunctive therapy. Laser hair removal, when possible, is an important therapeutic considerati…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pediculosis (Lice): Clinical Case

…school athletic team Denies recent travel, new cosmetics for hair or skin Initial evaluation Healthy appearing female teenager Scattered erythematous macules and excoriated papules on the neck; several lice and egg casings are noted in the scalp hai…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Seborrheic Dermatitis: Principles of Seborrheic Dermatitis Management

…roids. Instructions to the patient: Shampoo is applied to wet hair, worked up into a lather for 5-10 minutes, then rinsed. Any conditioner or cream rinse may follow. For moderate-to-severe disease of the scalp Prescribe a low or mid-potency corticost…

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