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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Acne Vulgaris: Initial Evaluation

…bilateral medial cheeks, in addition to inflammatory papules, pustules, and scars. Neonatal acne: Inflammatory papules and milia on the cheeks of an infant (left) and inflammatory papules and pustules (middle) and crusted papules (right)….

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Psoriasis

An inflammatory disease of genetic nature that begins with red macules that quickly become nonscaly papules that in turn become scaly papules and plaques. If the process becomes widespread, an erythroderma results, and if it is accelerated, pustules

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Rosacea: Subtypes of Rosacea and Their Treatment

Subtypes of Rosacea and Their Treatment Erythemato-telangiectatic (E-T) subtype: Characterized by diffuse erythema and telangiectasias on the cheeks, forehead, dorsal nose, or entire face. Patients often complain of intolerance or sensitivity to to…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Folliculitis (Infundibulitis) and Pseudofolliculitis (Pseudoinfundibulitis)

…volves 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, pseudoinfundibulitis is a foreign-body type of inflammatory process that…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Candidiasis: Clinical Cases

Clinical Cases Case 1 18-year-old healthy female Obese body habitus Presents for evaluation and management of long-standing “rash” underneath bilateral groin folds and infra-abdominal pannus Rash slightly tender to touch Initial…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae): Clinical Cases

Clinical Cases Case 1 18-year-old healthy male college student No significant past medical history Review of systems is noncontributory Presents for management of 7 days’ history of a pustular eruption on the face Initial evaluation Heal…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Keratosis Pilaris: Key Points

Key Points Keratosis pilaris (KP) is a common, often autosomal dominantly inherited benign disorder that presents with hyperkeratotic papules with a central spicule on facial cheeks, upper posterior arms, lateral thighs, and buttocks. KP often pre…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis: Key Points

  Leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV) represents inflammation of small vessels in the skin stemming from immune complex deposition. Clinically, LCV presents with an eruption of palpable monomorphous purpuric papules, which may have central vesic…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis: Clinical Case

Case 1 40-year-old female admitted to the hospital for wound infection following a right knee surgery indicated for anterior and posterior cruciate ligament and meniscal tear, performed one week ago. Upon admission, she is noted to have a symmetr…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Rosacea: Key Points

Key Points Rosacea has 4 different clinical presentations: erythemato-telangiectatic, papulo-pustular, phymatous, and ocular. It is essential to correctly identify the subtype of rosacea in order to select the appropriate medical or surgical therap…

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