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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Alopecia: Key Points

…ge of hair and may be brought about by a broad spectrum of causes. Alopecia may result from primary disorders of hair or the hair follicle, and may be secondary to an underlying medical disease, skin inflammation, or an infection. The management of…

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Alopecia: Clinical Cases

…ollow-up evaluation and suture removal in 2 weeks 2-week follow-up evaluation A scalp biopsy demonstrates miniaturization of hair follicles consistent with androgenetic alopecia, without any other evidence of inflammation The natural history of…

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Alopecia: Treatment

…the body, typically the face, may also occur but does not necessitate discontinuing the medication. In men with early vertex hair loss, acceptable cosmetic hair growth occurs in only one-third to one-half of patients by 4-8 months….

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Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae): Key Points

…he face, in the setting of chronic, broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy of acne vulgaris. Since inflammation is limited to the hair follicle, classic signs of infection (dolor, calor, rubor, and tumor) may be absent, making differentiation from…

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Pediculosis (Lice): Treatment

…ethoxazole/trimethoprim given daily for 14 days is effective. Pitfalls The extent of pubic lice infection is the extent that hair extends from the pubic area. In hairy men, infestation may extend down the legs, up onto the chest, and into the…

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Pediculosis (Lice): Initial Evaluation

…s that easily slide up and down the hair shaft), seborrheic dermatitis (loose, greasy scale that is very loosely adherent to hair, if at all), and a superficial fungal infection of the hair shaft. It is important to note that the primary mode of…

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Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae): Treatment

…k is required. Brisk washing of the affected area with an exfoliating sponge or face cloth may also dislodge early ingrowing hairs. Do not pluck out hairs; simply lift out the ingrowing end. Topical agents like benzoyl peroxide (to dry up pustules),…

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Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea capitis

…weeks, or until cultures are negative. Selenium sulfide 2.5% shampoo q.d. or every other day is adjunctive therapy. Apply to hair, lather, allow it to contact the hair for ten minutes, then rinse. Alternative therapy Ketoconazole 200 mg/day for…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pediculosis (Lice): Clinical Case

…nager Scattered erythematous macules and excoriated papules on the neck; several lice and egg casings are noted in the scalp hair No evidence of superinfection is present Complete skin and hair examination does not reveal additional sites of…

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Seborrheic Dermatitis: Principles of Seborrheic Dermatitis Management

…scalp. A fluocinolone-containing oil (such as Dermasmoothe FS scalp oil) may be indicated for patients with dry scalp or dry hair. For severe disease of the scalp Refer patients to the dermatologist. Face & body For mild disease of the face and…

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