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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea versicolor

…tient exercises 20-30 minutes after taking the tablets to the point of sweating. The sweat is allowed to dry on the skin and washed off after at least several hours up to overnight. A second treatment, repeated one week later, may be necessary to eli…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Leprosy/Hansen’s Disease and Reactional States: Overview

…HD. Patients may feel very stigmatized, and depression to the point of suicide is possible. Rifampin may cause hepatotoxicity. If significant abnormalities of the LFTs occur (more than doubling of the SGOT or SGPT), it should be stopped. Minocycline,…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Dermatomyositis: Overview

…e to patients with active myositis. Ulcerations over pressure points owing to impaired movement or over sites of calcinosis can be recalcitrant to standard therapy. Vapor-permeable dressings and adequate nutrition may be helpful. Subsequent Steps In…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Urticaria Pigmentosa / Mastocytosis: Key Points

Key Points Mastocytosis can occur at any age, and may involve the skin, or affect internal organs including the bone marrow and liver/spleen/lymphatic tissues Urticaria pigmentosa is a form of cutaneous mastocytosis most common in childhood, char…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Sarcoidosis: Key Points

Key Points Sarcoidosis is a multisystem inflammatory disease, characterized by non-caseating granulomas, which occurs in patients of all ages and ethnic groups. Patients require thorough evaluation for multisystem disease and close monitoring for t…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Grover’s Disease / Transient Acantholytic Dermatosis: Treatment

…effective. Often topical application must be continued to the point of irritation in order for the lesions to resolve. Superficial desquamation should be anticipated. Ancillary steps An emollient lotion containing menthol, phenol, and camphor may p…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Fibrous Papule of the Face and Analogues of It

A hamartoma of mostly follicular elements that presents itself clinically as a firm, skin-colored papule. It usually occurs on the nose, but it can occur anywhere on the face. When solitary, or few, the lesion is termed “fibrous papule,” b…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Alopecias

Loss of hair attributable either to the effects of inflammatory cells on follicles or to physiological or mechanical factors in which inflammatory cells play no role. Although the scalp is the site most often affected, any region of the skin that be…

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