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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Seborrheic Dermatitis: Key Points

Key Points Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic intermittent rash typically affecting the face, ears, scalp, and trunk. It is marked by an erythematous papular or macular eruption often with greasy yellow scale, sometimes accompanied by pruritus. Thi…

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Actinic Keratosis (a.k.a. Solar Keratosis): Clinical Cases

Clinical Cases Case 1 Few lesions of actinic keratosis 72-year-old woman presents with a 3-month history of several new lesions on the dorsal hands She reports increasing scale and crusting of the lesions, noting that the crusting sloughs interm…

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Psoriasis: Clinical Overview

Clinical Overview Psoriasis is a chronic, intermittent skin disease classically marked by sharply-demarcated erythematous papules and plaques with silvery hyperkeratotic scale that affects the scalp, ears, palms, soles, elbows, knees, and interglut…

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Atopic Dermatitis: Clinical Cases

Clinical Cases Case 1 Mild disease 9-year-old girl with chronic dry skin, who developed hypopigmented, fine scaling patches on the face and trunk She reports new pruritus of the skin No prior treatment Treatment Counseling on daily skin car…

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Periorificial Dermatitis: Key Points

Key Points Periorificial dermatitis is a common acneiform eruption of the face that is marked by erythematous papules, sometimes with scale. Comedones are typically not present and enable its distinction from classic acne. It typically affects the…

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Xerosis: Overview

…10% to 20% or lactic acid up to 12% are very effective for the scale accompanying xerosis. The can be added to the hydrating approaches above, if visible xerotic scale is still present. Subsequent Therapy Severe xerosis responds dramatically to occl…

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Impetigo: Key Points

Key Points Impetigo is a highly contagious superficial cutaneous infection by Staphylococcus aureus and/or Streptococcus pyogenes. Effective treatment is directed at both organisms. Secondary impetigo, or impetiginization, may complicate preexistin…

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Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea versicolor

Therapy: Tinea versicolor Tinea versicolor is a superficial skin infection by Malassezia furfur (a.k.a. Pityrosporum ovale and Pityrosporum orbiculare). Epidemiology Tinea versicolor is a very common skin infection, affecting up to 2-8% individuals…

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Erythema Annulare Centrifugum: Overview

…the classic annular morphology and the “trailing” scale. The deep type are usually “urticarial” lesions, with no scale. This discussion does not apply to the following members of the erythema group: erythema gyratum repens, w…

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