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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Herpes Simplex, Zoster, and Varicella

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Conditions caused by infection with different strains of herpesvirus and typified when fully developed by tense vesicles, herpes simplex consisting of grouped vesicles on an erythematous base, zoster being made up of vesicles, sometimes hemorrhagic ones, that course along a dermatome of an adult usually, and varicella being characterized by widespread discrete vesicles in children as a rule.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Seborrheic Keratosis, Including Solar Lentigo

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A benign neoplasm of keratinocytes that consists of pigmented macules, papules, and plaques distributed on sun-exposed sites for a solar lentigo and the reticulated type of seborrheic keratosis, which represents a later stage of solar lentigo, and on the trunk mostly for other types of seborrheic keratosis unrelated to solar lentigo.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Seborrheic Keratosis, Including Solar Lentigo

…ules, and plaques distributed on sun-exposed sites for a solar lentigo and the reticulated type of seborrheic keratosis, which represents a later stage of solar lentigo, and on the trunk mostly for other types of seborrheic keratosis unrelated to sol…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Drug Eruptions: Initial Evaluation

…ased dermatology practices. Drug eruptions may be divided into simple (without or with limited systemic involvement) or complex (active systemic involvement); complex drug eruptions in rare cases can be fatal. Simple drug eruptions typically occur wi…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Melanoma: Initial Evaluation

…thout radial spread (extension along the surface of the skin). Lentigo maligna melanoma (LMM): Highly asymmetric pigmented lesion with evolution of darker or lighter areas of pigmentation within a lentigo on the face. Acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM)…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Lentigo?

…nous melanocytic proliferation is seen in the macules of solar lentigo and lentigo simplex, and in the macular or plaque components of lentiginous junctional and compound nevi, of lentiginous dysplastic nevi, and of melanomas of the lentigo maligna,…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Warts: Treatment

Treatment First-line therapy: The first-line therapy for warts involves destructive methods tailored to the type of wart. Destruction of wart lesions may be accomplished using cryosurgical or electrosurgical techniques, chemical destruction either…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Venous Stasis: Treatment

Treatment Stasis dermatitis First-line therapy: The first-line therapy for stasis dermatitis includes control of edema, if possible, and use of an anti-inflammatory topical medication such as a medium potency topical corticosteroid. Stasis dermati…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Drug Eruptions: Clinical Cases

Clinical Cases Case 1 16-year-old girl with history of cutaneous wound infection Presents with morbilliform eruption 6 days after starting cephalosporin antibiotic No systemic symptoms Reports pruritus Initial evaluation Patient is well-appear…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Drug Eruptions: Therapy

Therapy First-line therapy: Prompt identification and discontinuation of the offending agent is an essential first step. In most cases, the cutaneous reaction will resolve in 2-5 days without therapy; patients may continue to get new lesions during…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Melanoma: Key Points

Key Points The therapy of malignant melanoma is determined by the histopathologic features (tumor thickness, depth of invasion, ulceration, regression, mitotic index), by the location of the tumor, by the presence of regional or distant metastases,…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Melanoma

A malignant neoplasm of melanocytes 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…

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