Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars: Treatment

Treatment First-line therapy: Intralesional corticosteroids remain the first-line therapy for keloids and hypertrophic scars. They may be effective in 50-100% of cases but may be associated with recurrence in up to half of cases. Treatment of keloid…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Multiple confluent reddish nodules

…Schiff, 400 and 1000x. [Copyright: ©2013 Jeunon et al.] Answer Lobomycosis (Jorge Lobo’s disease) Discussion Lobomycosis is a chronic infectious granulomatous disease of the dermis and hypodermis caused by the fungus Lacazia loboi [1,2]. There is no…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Nodules on the right ear

…0X). [Copyright: ©2011 Talhari et al.]   Answer Localized lobomycosis Discussion Lobomycosis, described by Jorge Lobo, is a deep chronic cutaneous, non-life threatening mycosis restricted to areas of the Amazon, a region characterized by tropica…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Atypical mycobacterial infections

Atypical mycobacterial infections Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Any age, but more often in young adults, particularly men and those who are immunocompromised Distribution of lesions Localized to a circumscribed site, that being the one of i…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Images

Images 10.17.1A: Nodular dermatitis, granulomatous + 10.17.1B: Collections of histiocytes enveloped by lymphocytes and plasma cells, and brown spores in a multinucleate macrophage = Chromomycosis In a fully developed lesion of chromomyco…