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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea unguium/onychomycosis

Therapy: Tinea unguium/onychomycosis Onychomycosis denotes any infection of the nail caused by dermatophyte, yeasts, or non-dermatophyte fungi. Tinea unguium refers strictly to dermatophyte infection of the nail plate. Epidemiology Onychomycosis…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Herpes Zoster & Varicella: Treatment

Treatment Herpes zoster First-line therapy: The first-line therapy for herpes zoster includes the treatment of the acute eruption and therapy for herpetic neuralgia and post-herpetic neuralgia. Confirmation of herpes zoster by viral direct fluoresc…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Alopecia: Key Points

Key Points Alopecia, or hair loss, has a broad spectrum of causes. In order to appropriately treat alopecia, the type of hair loss or pathophysiology must be clearly identified. The evaluation for hair loss requires a very thorough history and phys…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

A malignant neoplasm of keratinocytes that when present as a keratotic macule or papule on skin damaged badly by sunlight is referred to as solar keratosis. When present as a plaque it is termed Bowen’s disease, and when present as many papule…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Fibromas

Largely exophytic noninflammatory papules or nodules of various kinds made up mostly of collagen….

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…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Sclerodermas

A generic term for at least two different inflammatory diseases that have in common hardening of the skin by virtue of thickening of bundles of collagen in the dermis and subcutis. One of those diseases manifests itself as localized or widespread pa…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Verrucae

Papules on skin and mucous membranes that result from infection of keratinocytes by different types of papillomavirus and classified according to their silhouettes, to wit, papillated (verrucae vulgares on different sites such as volar skin, i.e., v…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Microscopic examination of normal nail clippings

…and showed two readily discernable areas: plate (external) and subungual region (internal) (Figure 1A and 1B). The corners or extremities of nails had a wavy configuration in the subungual region in contrast with a smoother surface in the center of t…

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