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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Melanoma

…. A patch may become a plaque or upon it may develop a papule, nodule, or tumor. A papule may develop into a nodule or tumor. The surface of an elevated lesion of melanoma tends to be uneven. When a melanoma is no longer flat, it has capability to me…

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

Porokeratosis: Overview

Overview The etiology of this disorder is unknown and therapy is empiric. Treatment First steps Topical 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) 5% cream applied once or twice daily to lesions, until the epidermis desquamates and a crust forms, will often resolve sup…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars: Clinical Cases

Clinical Cases Case 1 16-year-old healthy male Past medical history includes nodulocystic acne with scarring Presents for management of acne scarring Initial evaluation Healthy-appearing male Firm, raised, indurated papular and linear plaques…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis: Treatment

Treatment First-line therapy: All patients should be counseled to protect the ear and avoid repeated external trauma. Initial therapy includes advising patients to avoid pressure to the area. Patients should use a soft pillow, including potentially…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Subcutaneous granuloma annulare vs. Rheumatoid nodule

…. A patch may become a plaque or upon it may develop a papule, nodule, or tumor. A papule may develop into a nodule or tumor. The surface of an elevated lesion of melanoma tends to be uneven. When a melanoma is no longer flat, it has capability to me…

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