A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Scars, Keloids, and Anetodermas

A type of fibrosing inflammation characterized clinically by lesions that at first are elevated and that do not extend beyond the exact site of injury and that in time tend to shrink, sometimes even becoming atrophic….

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Anetoderma

…ris, 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 result of the co…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Planus: Key Points

Key Points Lichen planus (LP) is a pruritic eruption that may be self-limited or chronic, and may affect skin, mucosa (including the esophagus), and hair. The classic morphology of lichen planus is violaceous-to-purple, flat-topped polygonal papule…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Planus: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Lesions of lichen planus are marked by violaceous-to-purple flat-topped papules, often with a white-to-lavender reticulate overlying scale (Wickham’s striae). Patients report intense pruritus and sometimes koebnerization (de…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Planus: Clinical Cases

Clinical Cases Case 1 Generalized cutaneous and mucosal lichen planus 53-year-old man with hepatitis C viral infection Acute onset of intensely pruritic, purpuric, papular eruption No constitutional symptoms Initial evaluation Bilateral…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Atopic Dermatitis: Treatment

Treatment Initial therapy Hydration: Regular use of emollients during and between flares can provide effective hydration. See patient handout Skin Care in Atopic Dermatitis Suppression of inflammation: A topical corticosteroid should be applied…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Striae atrophicans

…ris, 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 result of the co…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy

An inflammatory process in pregnant women near term that consists of urticarial papules and plaques, especially on the trunk and particularly in association with lesions of striae atrophicantes, the lesions disappearing shortly after parturition….

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Atrophoderma?

…dermas – Neurogenic skin atrophy – Atrophodermia vermiculata – Striae distensae – Acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans – Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus – Secondary skin atrophies and poikilodermas.” Braun-Falco O, Plewig G, Wolff HH, et al. Dis…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy

Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy Synonyms Polymorphic eruption of pregnancy Bourne’s toxemic rash of pregnancy Toxemic rash of pregnancy Toxic erythema of pregnancy Nurse’s late onset prurigo of pregnancy Presentati…