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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.

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Melanoma: Treatment

…lceration or mitotic index >1 per mm2) should be considered for more extensive baseline evaluation such as sentinel lymph node biopsy and/or searching for metastases (CT or MRI of the brain, chest, abdomen or pelvis, or PET CT). Ancillary therapy…

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Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma/ Mycosis Fungoides: Overview

…B-patches or plaques >10% body surface area Stage IIA-patches or plaques < o r> 10% body surface area with palpable lymph nodes without pathologic involvement Stage IIB-tumors with or without palpable lymph nodes in the absence of…

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Melanoma: Key Points

…Elevated Abbreviations: NA, not applicable; LDH, lactate dehydrogenase. *Micrometastases are diagnosed after sentinel lymph node biopsy.†Macrometastases are defined as clinically detectable nodal metastases confirmed pathologically. Table 2. Depth…

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Melanoma: Clinical Cases

…melanoma, 2.1 mm thickness Follow-up The patient undergoes wide local excision with 2 cm margins and elects to have sentinel lymph node mapping and dissection, which reveals 2 of 8 lymph nodes affected Brain, chest, abdominal, and pelvic CT scans…

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Kaposi’s Sarcoma: Overview

…over 50% of patients. For localized lymphatic and mucosal disease, radiation therapy in fractionated doses may help control lymph node disease and the associated lymphedema. Patients with mucosal disease may require significant fractionation, as…

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Alopecia: Clinical Cases

…d to the patient, which she accepts; she is highly-motivated to confirm the diagnosis of androgenetic alopecia; a 4 mm punch biopsy of the affected area of alopecia is performed Follow-up evaluation and suture removal in 2 weeks 2-week follow-up…

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Melanoma: References

…rategies in cutaneous melanoma: Facts and controversies, Clinics in Dermatology, 28:311-315. Morton DL et al (2006) Sentinelnode biopsy or nodal observation in melanoma, NEJM, 355:1307-1317. National Cancer Institute. Melanoma Treatment (PDQ). 7…

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Alopecia: Key Points

…ring and fibrosis, with elimination of hair follicles Scarring and fibrosis accompanied by elimination of hair follicles and lymphocytic-predominant inflammation Lymphocytic: hydroxychloroquine, cyclosporine, mycophenolate mofetil Traction alopecia…

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Pyoderma Gangrenosum: Clinical Cases

…er pain Blood tests indicate a pancytopenia with atypical granulocytes noted on peripheral smear, and widespread mediastinal lymphadenopathy is noted on chest X-ray The patient is referred to hematology/oncology for a bone marrow biopsy Ongoing…

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