Search Results for: localized scleroderma

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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Sclerodermas

A generic term for at least two different inflammatory diseases that have in common hardening of the skin by virtue of thickening of bundles of collagen in the dermis and subcutis.

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Psoriasis: Principles of Psoriasis Management

…, respectively). Therapy of plaque psoriasis Plaque psoriasis is the most common form of psoriasis and may present as either localized or generalized disease. Therapeutic options are listed according to the extent of disease involvement. Localized

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Kaposi’s Sarcoma: Overview

…ne, and bleomycin may be considered. African Kaposi’s sarcoma African KS occurs in three forms in adults and children: localized cutaneous disease, localized aggressive disease (which may extend to underlying bone), and generalized disease. In…

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Vitiligo: Key Points

…s, and the absence of any other skin changes. Vitiligo presents in several different patterns, including a generalized form, localized or segmental forms (affecting one relatively localized area of the body), or it may present in an acral form…

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Granuloma Annulare: Key Points

…es of life, with a roughly equal female: male ratio with perhaps a slight female predominance. GA most typically presents as localized granuloma annulare (LGA), single or few annular (ring-like, circular), pink-erythematous, thin plaques over the…

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Eosinophilic Fasciitis: Overview

Overview Eosinophilic fasciitis is distinguished from scleroderma by its acute onset; its lack of hand and foot or visceral involvement; the characteristic involvement of the extremities (usually distal legs and arms); its tendency to spontaneously…

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Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma/ Mycosis Fungoides: Overview

…motherapeutic approach, which is as efficacious as nitrogen mustard. This agent is used in the following way: (a) Therapy of localized lesions: carmustine is supplied in 20-mg vials; 10 ml of 95% alcohol is added to each, dissolved, and saved as…

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Lichen Planus: Key Points

…equire systemic immunosuppression in severe cases. Introduction Lichen planus may be self-limited or chronic and presents as localized or generalized disease, usually with mild to severe pruritus. It affects 0.5-2% of the population, with women more…

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Spider Bites: Treatment

Treatment Spider bites of Loxosceles reclusa First steps First-line therapy involves localized wound care. Elevate and rest the bitten area. Apply ice, not heat. Give analgesics as needed for pain. The use of systemic agents such as dapsone or…

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