Search Results for: localized scleroderma

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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.

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Psoriasis: Principles of Psoriasis Management

…al therapy Topical therapy alone offers excellent control for localized forms of psoriasis. Emollients. Liberal use of emollients to soften and hydrate the epidermis is a cornerstone of psoriasis therapy. Keratolytics. These agents remove scale, soft…

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Kaposi’s Sarcoma: Overview

…disease may require more aggressive therapy. First Steps For localized or limited disease, local or extended-field radiotherapy is highly efficacious. Doses as low as 800 rads may be effective in a single dose. Fractionated doses at 1,200-3,000 rads…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Sclerodermas

…ermis 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 especial…

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Vitiligo: Key Points

…n disorder of depigmentation. Vitiligo may occur in patterns: localized, segmental, generalized, or a variant with acral predilection and periorificial involvement. Vitiligo may be associated with autoimmune disease. The duration of vitiligo is lifel…

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Gonorrhea and Disseminated Gonococcemia: Overview

Overview Gonococcal infection may remain localized to one or several mucosal surfaces or may become bloodborne, causing a characteristic dermatitis-arthritis syndrome. The therapeutic strategy is to treat the pathogenic microorganism with the most a…

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Granuloma Annulare: Key Points

…he distal extremities. Granuloma annulare usually presents as localized disease, generalized plaques or papules, or subcutaneous nodules. Granuloma annulare may be associated with internal disease such as diabetes, hyperlipidemia, thyroid disease, or…

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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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Epidermolysis Bullosa: Overview

…ely inherited. Involvement may be mild (generalized atrophic, localized, and inverse types) or severe (Herlitz and gravis types). Systemic involvement may occur. Pyloric atresia is uniquely associated with JEB. Special Steps Children with JEB have hy…

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