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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Lymphomatoid Papulosis

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A distinctive type of CD 30 lymphoma characterized by the presence mostly of papules, some of them purpuric, that may ulcerate and heal with a scar, and by lesions that tend to come and go for years, eventually disappearing entirely or, on occasion, becoming nodular and even tumorous, which is an indication of likelihood of detectable lymphomatous involvement of some organs besides the skin.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Lymphomas (Other Than Mycosis Fungoides and Lymphomatoid Papulosis)

…en performed. The major categories of primary cutaneous B-cell lymphomas are follicle center-cell lymphoma with preferential location on the head and back, immunocytoma (and marginal-zone lymphoma) situated on the trunk, buttocks, and extremities, an…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lymphomatoid Papulosis: Overview

…nts with LyP are at increased risk to develop cutaneous T-cell lymphoma and systemic lymphoma of many types. The treatment of LyP does not prevent progression or the development of systemic or cutaneous lymphoma. Treatment should be appropriate for t…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma/ Mycosis Fungoides: Overview

Overview Therapy of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma often requires specialized knowledge, and for this reason it is often appropriate to refer such patients to a medical center with specialized knowledge in the management of CTCL. Since early aggressive t…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pemphigus Vulgaris: Overview

Overview Because overwhelming evidence suggests a cause-and-effect relationship between pemphigus autoantibody and the disease activity, therapy is aimed at both resolution of cutaneous lesions and elimination of circulating antibody. The titer of t…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Planus: Initial Evaluation

…rete area. They sometimes occur in sun-exposed areas. Lymphomatoid papulosis presents as scattered, crusted erythematous papules to small nodules. Cutaneous T cell lymphoma lesions may present as erythematous-to-violaceous patche…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Melanoma: Key Points

Key Points The therapy of malignant melanoma is determined by the histopathologic features (primarily tumor thickness, ulceration, regression, and mitotic index), by the location of the tumor, by the presence of regional or distant metastases and b…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Photosensitivity Dermatoses: Overview

Photosensitive drug eruptions, polymorphous light eruption, chronic actinic dermatitis (CAD -includes the conditions previously called photosensitive eczema, actinic reticuloid and persistent light reaction). Photosensitivity dermatoses are caused e…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Keratosis Pilaris: Key Points

…atch. On biopsy, these lesions are characterized by keratinous follicular plugging with orthohyperkeratosis to create a follicular spicule. Typical sites of involvement include facial cheeks, upper posterior arms, lateral thighs, and buttocks, and in…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Vitiligo: Clinical Cases

Clinical Cases Case 1 5-year-old boy Four month history of an enlarging depigmented patch on right lower cutaneous lip and chin Otherwise healthy Family history notable for mother with autoimmune thyroiditis Initial evaluation Wood’s lam…

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