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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Vascular Birthmarks: Clinical Cases

…plications Presents for initial evaluation of a left forehead lesion involving the superior left eyelid Lesion not present at birth Lesion developed at 3 weeks of life and is rapidly growing Lesion is asymptomatic Lesion beginning to distort anatomy…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Extramammary Paget’s/Paget’s Disease: Overview

…in. The term Paget’s disease is used when the cutaneous lesion is identified involving the nipple of the breast, while extramammary Paget’s is used when the skin lesion is identified in an anogenital location. Treatment First Steps Evalu…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Actinic Keratosis (a.k.a. Solar Keratosis): Clinical Cases

Clinical Cases Case 1 Few lesions of actinic keratosis 72-year-old woman presents with a 3-month history of several new lesions on the dorsal hands She reports increasing scale and crusting of the lesions, noting that the crusting sloughs interm…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis: Key Points

…is nodularis helicis (CNH) is an uncommon, strikingly painful lesion on the helix or antihelix of the ear, which often appears as a crusted ulceration mimicking a cutaneous malignancy. Diagnosis may be made by clinical exam and the symptom of pain, b…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Warts: Treatment

…ive methods tailored to the type of wart. Destruction of wart lesions may be accomplished using cryosurgical or electrosurgical techniques, chemical destruction either topically-applied or injected into the lesions, or utilizing immunotherapy (harnes…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Melanoma: Treatment

…invasion and maximum depth, is highly recommended. For large lesions that cannot be excised without a major surgical procedure or significant cosmetic deformity, an incisional biopsy of the clinically thickest appearing area is reasonable. Once hist…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Vascular Birthmarks: Key Points

Key Points Vascular birthmarks are cutaneous vascular lesions present at, or shortly after, birth. They may be categorized as vascular tumors or vascular malformations. The term hemangioma has previously been used to describe many common, typicall…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Kaposi’s Sarcoma: Overview

…tended field radiotherapy will control edema as well as local lesions. Solitary or a few lesions may be treated with local destruction by cryotherapy or intralesional injections with vinblastine or vincristine 0.2-0.5 mg/ml. Alitretinoin 0.1% gel may…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Borreliosis (Lyme Disease): Key Points

…nii) symptoms. Infection typically begins as a localized skin lesion, with later dissemination to joints, heart, eyes, and the nervous system. Erythema chronicum migrans is the cutaneous eruption of early borreliosis and is the most common manifestat…

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