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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Melanocytic Nevi and Melanotic Macules

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Hamartomas (“congenital” melanocytic nevi) and benign neoplasms (“acquired” melanocytic nevi) of various specific types, all of which are composed of abnormal melanocytes and manifested clinically as lesions of different colors, shapes, and sizes, among them, macules and patches, papules and plaques, and nodules and tumors.

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Melanoma: Initial Evaluation

…e face. Acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM): Asymmetric pigmented macule, plaque or nodule on the fingers with extension under the nail plate. Mucosal melanoma: Pigmented macule growing on the mucosal surfaces (oral, genital, intestinal, etc.). Ocular m…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Melanoma

A malignant neoplasm of melanocytes that, in the skin, begins as a macule and may become a patch or a papule. A flat lesion of melanoma tends to be asymmetrical, poorly circumscribed with a scalloped, jagged, or notched border, and variegate, mostly…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Balanitis: Overview

Overview Balanitis is a nonspecific term meaning inflammation of the glans penis. It is most commonly multifactorial in etiology, restricted to the uncircumcised, and presents as a mildly symptomatic scaly, red macule or patch. Acute suppurative bal…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Extramammary Paget’s Disease and Mammary Paget’s Disease

Extramammary Paget’s disease is an apocrine carcinoma that begins within the epidermis and presents itself clinically as a patch or a subtle plaque that extends centrifugally for many years before becoming a readily discernible thick plaque, a…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Mammary Paget’s

Mammary Paget’s disease is an apocrine carcinoma that begins in mammary glands and extends along lactiferous ducts to the epidermis where it is seen clinically as a scaly, crusted, or eroded plaque on the nipple or areola of women mostly, and…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Porokeratosis

A constellation of conditions that assumes various forms clinically but whose most dependable denominator in common (the exception being the punctate manifestation) is a keratotic ring around a central zone of atrophy, e.g., in a congenital expressi…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Squamous-Cell Carcinoma

A malignant neoplasm of keratinocytes that when present as a keratotic macule or papule on skin damaged badly by sunlight is referred to as solar keratosis. When present as a plaque it is termed Bowen’s disease, and when present as many papule…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Necrobiosis Lipoidica

A granulomatous inflammatory process characterized clinically by patches that become yellowish plaques and that in time resolve with atrophy and telangiectases. The condition usually occurs in persons with diabetes….

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Nummular Dermatitis

An inflammatory process of unknown cause consisting of pruritic coin-shaped lesions of different sizes and made up of vesicles that soon are scratched away, leaving erosions, ulcerations, and crusts as residua….

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Nodular Vasculitis

An arteritis in the subcutaneous fat manifested clinically at first by one or more red nodules that, in time, become ulcerated and heal with scars, usually on the posterior aspect of the legs of short, thick-legged women. No cause is usually found,…

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