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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Lipoma

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A benign neoplasm of adipocytes that forms in the subcutaneous fat (as well as in other organs sometimes) and manifests itself clinically as either an elevated tumor or a tumor that cannot be visualized clinically, but that can be palpated, the skin overlying it in both circumstances being normal.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Necrobiosis Lipoidica

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A granulomatous inflammatory process characterized clinically by patches that become yellowish plaques and that in time resolve with atrophy and telangiectases.

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Cheilitis Granulomatosa: Overview

…me Cheilitis granulomatosa is sudden onset of swelling of the lips which progresses to chronic enlargement. The Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome diagnosis is made when lip enlargement is accompanied by facial paralysis or paresis and scrotal tongue. The…

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Herpes Simplex: Clinical Cases

…ythema on the right oral commissure and right lower cutaneous lip No fevers, chills, malaise No preceding illnesses or trauma Initial visit Obtain viral DFA and culture for herpes simplex virus from cells or fluid of a fresh sore Empiric treatment…

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Angular Cheilitis: Treatment

…a highly effective alternative if the purple discoloration of lips and mouth are acceptable. Excess food and saliva should be carefully washed from the affected area regularly. Elderly edentulous persons: Refer the patient to a dental specialist to a…

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Impetigo: Clinical Cases

…th two days’ history of erythema on the upper cutaneous lip extending onto the nose No fevers, chills, malaise No preceding illnesses or trauma Initial visit Obtain skin culture for bacteria; if the lesion is recurrent and unilateral, conside…

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Stings: Clinical Case

…ace with pronounced periocular involvement Patient reports no lip, tongue, or laryngeal swelling, shortness of breath, malaise, dizziness, visual compromise, or headache Initial evaluation The patient is placed in a supine position Airway and circu…

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Lichen Planus: Clinical Cases

…arms (accentuated on wrists), legs, penis, and lower mucosal lip A skin biopsy confirms the diagnosis Topical and systemic corticosteroids are discussed; the patient prefers to start on topical therapy because of his HCV disease. Patient is started…

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Facial Melanosis, Melasma: Initial Evaluation

…ically located on forehead, zygomatic cheeks, upper cutaneous lip, and nose. Central facial involvement is most common but mandibular involvement may also occur. Differential diagnosis Photoallergic / phototoxic contact dermatitis…

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Angular Cheilitis: Clinical Cases

…resents for evaluation and management of long-standing “lip ulcers” Initial evaluation Healthy appearing female Perioral crusted erythematous crusted papules, with erythema and fissuring at bilateral lateral oral commissures No evidence…

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Vitiligo: Clinical Cases

…ry of an enlarging depigmented patch on right lower cutaneous lip and chin Otherwise healthy Family history notable for mother with autoimmune thyroiditis Initial evaluation Wood’s lamp examination confirms that the affected area is depigment…

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