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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Superficial Fungal Infections: Key Points

Key Points The term tinea refers to superficial dermatophytic infection of the skin, hair, and/or nails, usually by Trichophyton genus. Tinea pedis and tinea manuum are the most common dermatophytoses. Topical antifungal creams are typical treatmen…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Key Points

…lvement (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 ma…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Porokeratosis: Overview

…e epidermis desquamates and a crust forms, will often resolve superficial lesions. On thick-skinned areas, retinoic acid 0.1% cream or salicylic acid 6% gel may be added to enhance effect. Treatment usually requires at least 3-6 weeks. Counsel patien…

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Erythema Annulare Centrifugum: Overview

…nt 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, wi…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pyoderma Gangrenosum: Treatment

…t should be added. Local therapy is very effective for early, superficial, and those lesions that are not rapidly progressive. Consider these options in addition to optimal wound care: PG lesions are easily inflamed; surgical debridement or grafting…

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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