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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Sclerodermas

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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.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Sclerodermas

…dermis and subcutis. One of those diseases manifests itself as localized or widespread patches and plaques (morphea) and by localized linear lesions (linear scleroderma), whereas the other expresses itself diffusely on acral parts of the skin especia…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Psoriasis: Principles of Psoriasis Management

…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 plaque psoriasis Initiate a regimen of topical corticosteroids…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Kaposi’s Sarcoma: Overview

…rcoma 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 areas endemic for HIV infection, AIDS-associated KS also occur…

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Vitiligo: Key Points

…s 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 accompanied with periorificial and genital involvement. In general,…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Gonorrhea and Disseminated Gonococcemia: Overview

…or azithromycin 1 gram orally in a single dose. Children with localized infection who weigh 45 kg or more are treated as adults. For children under 45 kg who have localized disease, ceftriaxone 125 mg intramuscularly in a single dose is recommended….

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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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Histiocytosis X/Langerhans Cell Histiocytoses: Overview

…e of the most frequently affected organs in patients with both localized (skin only) and multisystem disease. The course in any patient varies from benign (usually associated with localized disease or multisystem disease without organ dysfunction, to…

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…

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