Search Results for: hyperkeratosis

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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea unguium / onychomycosis

…bed Tinea unguium, dermatophytic infection of the nails, can result in dystrophic or discolored (yellowing) nails, subungual hyperkeratosis, and friability. It is not necessary or appropriate to treat most cases of tinea unguium of the toenail,…

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Keratosis Pilaris: Key Points

…s arising from areas of KP may result in increased erythema or pustules in the affected area. Long-term management to reduce hyperkeratosis is the mainstay of the therapeutic strategy and sometimes improves cosmetic appearance. Several treatments…

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Hand Dermatitis: Treatment

…likely to relapse. In addition, tar minimizes the possible side effects from topical steroids. In patients with significant hyperkeratosis, topical lactic acid 5-12% or urea 10-40% preparations may be added to the above treatment. These will reduce…

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Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris: Overview

…nancy. Because the pathogenesis of this disorder is not understood, the therapeutic strategy is to suppress the erythema and hyperkeratosis and to control symptoms while waiting for spontaneous remission. There are several variants of childhood PRP,…

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Ichthyoses/Disorders of Cornification: Overview

…ids may be indicated. Because the doses required for successful control of bullous ichthyosiform erythroderma (epidermolytic hyperkeratosis), lamellar ichthyosis, and nonbullous congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma generally are higher than those…

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Allergic Contact Dermatitis: Initial Evaluation

…r lichenified plaques. Scabies: Intensely pruritic, eczematous or lichenified plaques. Dermatophyte (tinea pedis): Erythema, hyperkeratosis, and vesiculation may mimic shoe dermatitis. Dermatophyte infection typically involves the interdigital web…

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Atopic Dermatitis: Initial Evaluation

…e in atopic dermatitis, also known as pityriasis alba. Fissuring is common in the retroauricular fold. Bacterial superinfection (seen as crusting) within fissures is a common complication. Keratosis pilaris or follicular hyperkeratosis in atopic…

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Oral Hairy Leukoplakia: Key Points

…pain, or concerns regarding cosmetic appearance. Biopsy reveals characteristic histopathologic features including epithelial hyperkeratosis with papillomatosis, acanthosis, and ballooning degeneration within the epidermis. Viral changes can also be…

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Dermatomyositis: Key Points

…ts or extensor joints) Gottron’s sign (non-papular violaceous erythema on the extensor surfaces of joints) Mechanic’s hands (hyperkeratosis of the sides of the fingers) Samitz’s sign (ragged, frayed cuticles) Proximal nail fold erythema and…

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