Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lupus: Clinical Cases

Clinical Cases Case 1 31-year-old woman with recurrent lesions on cheeks and scalp Negative workup for systemic lupus erythematosus (recent) Lesions are itchy, exacerbated by sun exposure No current treatment Initial evaluation Diagnosis: Disc…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Acne Vulgaris: General Principles of Acne Management

General Principles of Acne Management The clinical subtype, severity, prior treatment, psychological impact, and presence of scarring should be considered for all patients with acne. The treatment of acne usually involves initial therapy followed b…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Acne Vulgaris: Key Points

Key Points Acne is a common condition affecting persons of almost all ages; it may begin as early as the neonatal period, and peaks between ages of 13-17. For some patients, acne will persist into the fourth or fifth decade of life. Acne is a chron…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Acne Vulgaris: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Determine the type, severity, and location of acne, and presence of scarring. Acne lesions Non-inflammatory (comedones) Inflammatory (papules-pustules-nodules) Scars (Keloidal scarring is present on the central ch…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lupus: References

References Clarke JT, Werth VP (2010) Rheumatic manifestations of skin disease, Curr Opin Rheum, 22:78-84. Gammon B, Hansen C, Costner MI (2011) Efficacy of mycophenolate mofetil in antimalarial-resistant cutaneous lupus erythematosus, JAAD, Epub ah…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lupus: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Discoid lupus erythematosus Subacute lupus erythematosus Systemic lupus erythematosus Neonatal lupus erythematosus Lupus profundus Differential diagnosis Rosacea, face Ti…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lupus: Key Points

Key Points Lupus is a disease that presents across a broad spectrum of cutaneous and systemic manifestations. It may be cutaneous-only or systemic with cutaneous manifestations; some patients with systemic lupus do not have cutaneous involvement. D…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Lupus Erythematosus

An inflammatory process that expresses itself in the skin in protean ways that are variations on a basic pathologic theme, and includes evanescent patches on the face (“butterfly blush”), scaly papules and plaques that resolve with atrop…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Herpes Simplex: Key Points

Key Points Viral infections by herpes simplex (HSV) typically occur in two locations: the orofacial (usually type I) and genital (usually type II). Infections may be primary, recurrent, in the setting of immunosuppression, or superinfection of a pr…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus?

…sus. Lupus 1997;6(1):32–39. “The skin lesions [of neonatal lupus erythematosus] are usually annular in configuration and resemble those of subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus.” Vazquez-Botet M, Rodriguez R, Sanchez JL. Neonatal