Search Results for: systemic sclerosis

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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lupus: Key Points

…wl of ear, neck Heal with pigmentary changes, scarring and alopecia (if scalp involvement is present) Rare cases progress to systemic lupus erythematosus Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus may have discoid lesions Subacute cutaneous lupus…

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Psoriasis: Principles of Psoriasis Management

…patients. Situations requiring dermatologic consultation If the diagnosis is not clear Joint involvement Psoriasis requiring systemic immunosuppression, biologic therapy, or phototherapy Localized psoriasis of the scalp, hands, feet, or nails (which…

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Pyoderma Gangrenosum: Treatment

…ddition of minocycline, dapsone, colchicine, clofazamine, thalidomide may improve the PG lesion. In refractory cases, pulsed systemic steroids, or addition of mycophenolate mofetil, anti-tumor necrosis factor blockade, or azathioprine to systemic

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Kaposi’s Sarcoma: Overview

…nificant fractionation, as mucositis is a common complication of oropharyngeal radiation therapy for AIDS-associated KS. For systemic, visceral, or pulmonary disease stages II-B, III-A and B, and IV-A and B, systemic chemotherapy with single agents…

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Acne Vulgaris: Treatment

…ring Widespread involvement Possible endocrine disorder or acne treatment in the setting of complex medical disease Need for systemic retinoid therapy (isotretinoin). Systemic retinoid therapy is first-line therapy indicated for nodular or scarring…

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Rosacea: Treatment

…t Skin care for rosacea patients). It is recommended that patients are referred to an experienced dermatologist to supervise systemic isotretinoin treatment. Rosacea fulminans (sudden onset of coalescent papules, pustules, nodules) may occur during…

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Borreliosis (Lyme Disease): Key Points

…olve joints, heart, skin, eyes, and the nervous system. Serologic testing is essential for diagnosis, especially in cases of systemic involvement. Avoidance of tick bites is the primary prevention of Lyme disease. Many late complications of Lyme…

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Pernio/Chilblains: Key Points

…xhibit cutaneous pernio lesions which fail to respond or respond only minimally over months. Patients with other features of systemic lupus who present with distal digital lesions consistent with pernio warrant a systemic evaluation. While not…

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