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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lupus: Key Points

…isease that presents across a broad spectrum of cutaneous and systemic manifestations. It may be cutaneous-only or systemic with cutaneous manifestations; some patients with systemic lupus do not have cutaneous involvement. Diagnostic evaluation of a…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Psoriasis: Principles of Psoriasis Management

…ients with less than 10% body surface area (see table below). Systemic therapies (see table below) are indicated when one or more of the following are present: Extensive body surface involvement (greater than 10% surface area) Topical treatment-resi…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pyoderma Gangrenosum: Treatment

…n and optimizing wound care. Inflammatory control may require systemic immunosuppression and/or the use of multiple therapeutic agents in combination. First steps Systemic corticosteroids are the initial treatment of choice for patients with establi…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Kaposi’s Sarcoma: Overview

…c visceral involvement, and relapses after radiation therapy, systemic chemotherapy with single agents such as liposomal anthracyclines (doxorubicin and daunorubicin), low-dose paclitaxel, or combinations of vincristine and bleomycin, or doxorubicin,…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Acne Vulgaris: Treatment

…+/- scarring) First-line therapy: topical retinoid + systemic antibiotic + benzoyl peroxide Combine a systemic antibiotic with a topical retinoid such as tretinoin cream (0.025%-0.05% for the face, 0.1% for the trunk) or gel (0.01 % for the…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Rosacea: Treatment

…ustular subtype This subtype is best treated with topical or systemic antibiotics and/or topical 5% sulfur/ 10% sulfacetamide wash or lotion (such as Plexion, Rosac, Rosanil, Rosula, or Sulfacet-R). Start with topical metronidazole gel, lotion, or c…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Borreliosis (Lyme Disease): Key Points

…elia 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) and late Lyme disease (acrodermatitis c…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Bullous Pemphigoid: Overview

…agents may be used in patients who do not rapidly respond to systemic steroids or in patients in whom the use of systemic steroids is contraindicated. If the patient has complications or side effects from the prednisone, has persistent severe disea…

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