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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Lichen Striatus

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An inflammatory process that expresses itself as a cluster of closely-set smooth or scaly papules in linear array along the lines of Blaschko, and that usually resolves in months.

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Borreliosis (Lyme Disease): Key Points

Key Points Infection with various Borrelia species causes borreliosis, which may have cutaneous and systemic manifestations. This infection is transmitted through bites of the Ixodes species of ticks. Early Lyme disease (erythema chronicum migrans…

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Borreliosis (Lyme Disease): Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Erythema chronicum migrans Acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans These lesions may occur at the sites of prior erythema chronicum migrans. Atrophic epidermis is the hallmark. Sclerodermatous changes, with thickening a…

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Borreliosis (Lyme Disease): Treatment

Treatment First-line therapy: Systemic antibiotics is first-line treatment. Borreliosis will respond to tetracyclines, penicillins, most second or third generation cephalosporins, and macrolides. Therapy for two to four weeks is required. There is…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Anetoderma

…anges of acne vulgaris, and of a large lesion of anetoderma is stria atrophicans. Striae are linear lesions that at first are elevated and plethoric (striae distensae) and later, after years, are depressed, atrophic, and white (striae atrophicantes),…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Borreliosis (Lyme Disease)

An inflammatory disease caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi that manifests itself in the skin as erythematous lesions with figurate shapes, e.g., (round, ellipsoid, and arcuate) (erythema chronicum migrans), pseudolymphomatous nodules (lym…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans

…migrans. Bibliography Bibliography for acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans Asbrink E. Acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans. Clin Dermatol 1993;11:369-75. Asbrink E, Brehmer-Andersson E, Hovmark A. Acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans–a spirocheto…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Striae atrophicans

An inflammatory disease caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi that manifests itself in the skin as erythematous lesions with figurate shapes, e.g., (round, ellipsoid, and arcuate) (erythema chronicum migrans), pseudolymphomatous nodules (lym…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Mycosis Fungoides

A systemic lymphoma of T-lymphocytes that manifests itself first in the skin as macules and then patches that often are scaly. Most people with the disease have only scaly macules and patches for a lifetime, but some patients may develop papules, pl…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Keratosis Pilaris: References

References Breithaupt AD, Alio A, Friedlander SF (2011) A comparative trial comparing the efficacy of tacrolimus 0.1% ointment with Aquaphor ointment for the treatment of keratosis pilaris, Ped Derm, 28(4):459-477. Marqueling A, Gilliam AE, Prendivi…

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