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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Onychomycosis

…tion. Terbinafine (Lamisil) 250 mg daily is taken as a single daily dose with meals. Treatment should be for 3 months (fingernails) or 6 months (toenails). Alternate therapy Itraconazole (Sporanox) is an alternative therapy: itraconazole 200 mg…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea unguium / onychomycosis

…ith dermatophytosis elsewhere also have tinea unguium Dermatophytosis commonly begins as tinea pedis before extending to the nail bed Tinea unguium, dermatophytic infection of the nails, can result in dystrophic or discolored (yellowing) nails,…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Lichen Planus

…ally of violaceous papules that have a polygonal outline and flat top, and that tends to favor flexural surfaces of skin and the buccal mucosa of the oral cavity. It sometimes affects follicles and nail units as well….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Psoriasis: Principles of Psoriasis Management

…ency corticosteroids, tazarotene gel, vitamin D derivatives, and combinations. Medications should be applied to the proximal nail and nailfold and occluded nightly with vinyl or cotton gloves. Therapy may be required for at least 6 months before any…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Candidiasis: Clinical Cases

…thematous fissured erosions in the interdigital web spaces between fingers in addition to edema and erythema of the proximal nail folds of several digits KOH prep of fluid taken from an eroded fissure reveals pseudohyphae and yeast forms Diagnosis:…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Candidiasis: Key Points

…etica) or paronychia, respectively. The presence of widespread candidiasis, involving mucosal and skin sites (especially the nails and nail folds), may suggest an immunodeficiency disorder, such as chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis. The differential…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Psoriasis: Clinical Cases

…ses Case 1 Localized plaque psoriasis 32-year-old man with >10 year history of isolated plaques on both elbows, also with nail pitting. He is not concerned with the nail changes. Uses emollients and/or hydrocortisone daily without resolution of…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Psoriasis: Clinical Overview

…volve the face in approximately half of affected children. Arthritis is associated with psoriasis in 10-30% of patients, and nail involvement is also common. The disorder has a remitting and relapsing course and varies in severity from minor…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Darier’s Disease: Key Points

…tion in calcium homeostasis in keratinocytes results in poor cell-cell adhesion with subsequent dyskeratosis affecting skin, nails, and mucous membranes. The hallmark skin lesion is a hyperkeratotic papule. The diagnosis of Darier’s disease is thus…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Hailey-Hailey Disease: Key Points

…genital involvement, with possible increased risk for development of squamous cell carcinoma at these sites. Characteristic nail changes, consisting of longitudinal white banding of the nail plate, have also been well described. While the disease…

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