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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Folliculitis (Infundibulitis) and Pseudofolliculitis (Pseudoinfundibulitis)

Infundibulitis, usually a suppurative inflammatory process that involves infundibula, is either noninfectious, as in the case of pustules of acne vulgaris, or infectious, as in the case of pustules caused by Staphylococcus aureus. In contrast, pseud…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Melanoma: Treatment

…thickness, ulceration, mitotic index, evidence of regression, peri-neural or peri-vascular invasion, and maximum depth is highly recommended. For large lesions that cannot be excised without a major surgical procedure or significant cosmetic deformi…

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Rosacea: Subtypes of Rosacea and Their Treatment

…d skin on the scalp, face (nasolabial folds), and trunk. Peri-orificial dermatitis (i.e., peri-oral dermatitis): Papules and pustules are small in size, monomorphous, and occur around the mouth (rarely around eyes). This subtype is also treated…

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Allergic Contact Dermatitis: Clinical Cases

Clinical Cases Case 1 8-year-old healthy boy, develops pruritic peri-orbital rash No new medications, soaps, lotions Started swimming classes two weeks ago, uses new swim goggles with rubber padding. On further history, the child’s pare…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

"Folliculitis" (Infundibulitis)

…hat is designated, universally, folliculitis is, in actuality, infundibulitis. In short, infundibulitis is NOT a synonym for folliculitis; the former, for purposes practical, is a suppurative process centered in infundibular epidermis, whereas the la…

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Atopic Dermatitis: Treatment

Treatment Initial therapy Hydration: Regular use of emollients during and between flares can provide effective hydration. See handout Skin care in atopic dermatitis Suppression of inflammation: A topical corticosteroid should be applied to the…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Drug Eruptions

An inflammatory process that results from the effects of a drug administered systemically, e.g., by ingestion, inhalation, injection, or application rectally, and manifested usually by lesions distributed widely and symmetrically. Any of the many ex…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Syphilis

An inflammatory process, caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum, that tends to evolve through three stages, namely, primary (typified usually by a solitary chancre), secondary (characterized by widespread macules and papules on skin and mucous…

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Alopecia: Key Points

Key Points Alopecia, or hair loss, has a broad spectrum of causes. In order to appropriately treat alopecia, the type of hair loss or pathophysiology must be clearly identified. The evaluation for hair loss requires a very thorough history and phys…

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