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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Melanoma: Key Points

…noma is determined by the histopathologic features (primarily tumor thickness, ulceration, regression, and mitotic index), by the location of the tumor, by the presence of regional or distant metastases and by the patient characteristics (age, medica…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Melanoma: Treatment

…pathologically evaluated at multiple levels to determine the tumor thickness, as well as to determine presence of ulceration, mitotic index, evidence of regression, perineural or perivascular invasion and maximum depth, is highly recommended. For la…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Vascular Birthmarks: Key Points

…or shortly after, birth. They may be categorized as vascular tumors or vascular malformations. The term hemangioma has previously been used to describe many common, typically benign vascular birthmarks that present in infancy with a wide spectrum of…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Psoriasis: Principles of Psoriasis Management

…ecific immunologic mediators involved in psoriasis, including tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-A), may offer effective treatments with fewer side effects than the more broadly acting immunosuppressive agents. These agents are relatively new but have…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Flushing: Clinical Case

…nal masses noted History and exam is concerning for carcinoid tumor syndrome Urine (24 hour) testing for 5-HIAA, thyroid function testing is ordered Follow-up in 1 week Follow-up evaluation Blood tests indicate normal thyroid function but urinary 5…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Melanoma

…y become a plaque or upon it may develop a papule, nodule, or tumor. A papule may develop into a nodule or tumor. The surface of an elevated lesion of melanoma tends to be uneven. When a melanoma is no longer flat, it has capability to metastasize an…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Apocrine mixed tumor vs. Eccrine mixed tumor

…y become a plaque or upon it may develop a papule, nodule, or tumor. A papule may develop into a nodule or tumor. The surface of an elevated lesion of melanoma tends to be uneven. When a melanoma is no longer flat, it has capability to metastasize an…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Kaposi’s Sarcoma: Overview

…us A2 interferon 30 x 106 IU/m2 three times a week results in tumor regression in slightly over 50% of patients. For localized lymphatic and mucosal disease, radiation therapy in fractionated doses may help control lymph node disease and the associat…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erythema Annulare Centrifugum: Overview

…atory erythema, which is associated with a glucagon-secreting tumor. Treatment First Steps Search for an underlying cause, specifically tinea pedis or cruris. A complete physical examination is required, especially if tinea is not found, to rule out…

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