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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Superficial Fungal Infections: Key Points

…n of the nails). Areas of the body that are prone to recurrent superficial fungal infections (i.e., feet, groin folds) may benefit from keeping the skin dry to prevent repeated infection. Epidemiology Superficial fungal infections of the skin, nails…

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Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Key Points

…olvement (17%), is sharply demarcated, typically involves more superficial lymphatics within the dermis to give a waxy or intensely superficial edematous appearance. Cellulitis commonly affects the lower extremities, typically affects one limb, and m…

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Porokeratosis: Overview

…r greater. Alternative Steps Cryotherapy may eradicate small superficial lesions, but usually must be applied aggressively enough to create a small superficial scar. Pulse dye laser for erythematous lesions or Nd:YAG laser may be used for cosmetic…

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Erythema Annulare Centrifugum: Overview

…ent is otherwise supportive. Gyrate erythemas are divided into superficial and deep types, the superficial types having the classic annular morphology and the “trailing” scale. The deep type are usually “urticarial” lesions, w…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Impetigo: Key Points

Key Points Impetigo is a highly contagious superficial cutaneous infection by Staphylococcus aureus and/or Streptococcus pyogenes. Effective treatment is directed at both organisms. Secondary impetigo, or impetiginization, may complicate preexistin…

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Pyoderma Gangrenosum: Treatment

Treatment First-line therapy: The first-line therapy for pyoderma gangrenosum is comprised of two key elements: controlling inflammation and optimizing wound care. Inflammatory control may require systemic immunosuppression and/or the use of multip…

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