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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Dermatofibroma

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An inflammatory process that develops secondary to trauma, usually in the form of a penetrating injury or rupture of a follicle, and that proceeds through stages of granulation tissue with numerous extravasated erythrocytes, granulomatous inflammation, and fibrosis.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans

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A malignant nonepithelial neoplasm (a sarcoma) presumably of perineural fibrocytes that presents itself usually on the trunk, but sometimes elsewhere, such as the extremities, face, and scalp.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Neurofibromatosis

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A constellation of lesions that represent disorders of melanocytes (e.g., axillary “freckles” and cafĂ© au lait “spots”) and of proliferations of Schwann cells (e.g., papules, nodules, and tumors of neurofibroma).

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy

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An inflammatory process in pregnant women near term that consists of urticarial papules and plaques, especially on the trunk and particularly in association with lesions of striae atrophicantes, the lesions disappearing shortly after parturition.

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Warts: Treatment

…d with only about a 60-70% success rate. Repeated applications of the same therapy may enhance the success rate. A positive attitude toward outcome on the part of the physician is very helpful. In children, this may be extended to suggestion therapy…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Epidermolysis Bullosa: Overview

Overview Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a heterogeneous group of inherited mechanobullous diseases. Three basic forms are recognized, based on the electron microscopic level of the blister formation. The ideal strategy would be to correct the genetic…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Molluscum Contagiosum: Key Points

…labor, and possibly also through fomite transmission. Lesions of molluscum are typically asymptomatic, though may develop erythema, pruritus, or tenderness in some individuals. They will often spontaneously resolve without therapy in healthy childre…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Chronic Bullous Disease of Childhood: Overview

Overview Chronic bullous disease of childhood is characterized by the presence of multiple, tense bullae and severe itching in association with linear deposition of IgA at the basement membrane zone. The clinical appearance resembles bullous pemphig…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Dermatomyositis: Overview

…tients with muscle involvement. Following will be a discussion of the treatment of amyopathic DM. Treatment First Steps Prednisone is the mainstay of therapy. For adults, start prednisone 1.0-1.5 mg/kg/day in divided doses twice daily, and in childr…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Scabies: Principles of Management of Scabies

…s. It may be an alternative treatment for infants < 2 years of age and pregnant women; it is applied for 12 hours in these two patient subsets. For cases of crusted scabies, a combination of topical permethrin and ivermectin is used in children ov…

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