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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Hand Dermatitis: Treatment

Treatment First-line therapy: The first-line therapy for hand dermatitis is to stop any offending agents. The mainstay of treatment is the use of topical medications in conjunction with frequent use of moisturizers. The approach to the management…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Allergic Contact Dermatitis: Key Points

…rs and assessing the development of inflammation. Standardized patch testing typically involves the application of commercially available patches (such as TRUE test) impregnated with allergen onto the skin with clinical evaluation at 48, 72, and 96 h…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Allergic Contact Dermatitis: Clinical Cases

…ally improved, but still with faintly erythematous, eczematous patches in the same distribution Patient reports ongoing pruritus Treatment: recommend ongoing topical treatment, with limited patch testing ordered to common hair cosmetic chemicals Pat…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Allergic Contact Dermatitis: Treatment

…dermatitis, the cause is apparent, but some cases may require patch testing to pinpoint the culprit (e.g., in shoes, clothing, and deodorants many potential contactants are present together). Patch tests are best performed by physicians experienced…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Melanoma

…nocytes that, in the skin, begins as a macule and may become a patch or a papule. A flat lesion of melanoma tends to be asymmetrical, poorly circumscribed with a scalloped, jagged, or notched border, and variegate, mostly shades of brown. A patch may…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: References

…, 49:1012-1017. UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network’s PATCH Trial Team (2011) Prophylactic antibiotics for the prevention of cellulitis (erysipelas) of the leg: results of the U.K. Dermatology Clinical Trials Network’s PATCH II trial,…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Balanitis: Overview

Overview Balanitis is a nonspecific term meaning inflammation of the glans penis. It is most commonly multifactorial in etiology, restricted to the uncircumcised, and presents as a mildly symptomatic scaly, red macule or patch. Acute suppurative bal…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Hand Dermatitis: Clinical Case

Clinical Case Case 1 44-year-old healthy male No significant past medical history Review of systems is noncontributory Job history notable for work at a printing press No hobbies with chemical exposures Presents for management of 18 months histo…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Necrobiosis Lipoidica

A granulomatous inflammatory process characterized clinically by patches that become yellowish plaques and that in time resolve with atrophy and telangiectases. The condition usually occurs in persons with diabetes….

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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