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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases


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An inflammatory process that develops secondary to trauma, usually in the form of a penetrating injury or rupture of a follicle, and that proceeds through stages of granulation tissue with numerous extravasated erythrocytes, granulomatous inflammation, and fibrosis.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans

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A malignant nonepithelial neoplasm (a sarcoma) presumably of perineural fibrocytes that presents itself usually on the trunk, but sometimes elsewhere, such as the extremities, face, and scalp.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases


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A constellation of lesions that represent disorders of melanocytes (e.g., axillary “freckles” and café au lait “spots”) and of proliferations of Schwann cells (e.g., papules, nodules, and tumors of neurofibroma).

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy

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An inflammatory process in pregnant women near term that consists of urticarial papules and plaques, especially on the trunk and particularly in association with lesions of striae atrophicantes, the lesions disappearing shortly after parturition.

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Melanoma: Key Points

…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, medical co-morbidities)….

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Melanoma: Treatment

…ded. Recommended excision margins vary; no international standards yet exist. Table 3. Recommended excision margins based on tumor thickness Tumor thickness Recommended excision margins: United States Recommended excision margins: European (Leiter…

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Vascular Birthmarks: Key Points

…erm hemangioma. Prior to current classification schemes, the term hemangioma was utilized as a generic term for any vascular tumor or malformation. In skin, this term included a wide clinical spectrum of vascular birthmarks. The term hemangioma is…

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Flushing: Clinical Case

…gestive of a carcinoid tumor. Follow-up imaging with abdominal CT scan and radiolabeled octreotide scan reveal a jejunoileal tumor highly suspicious for a midgut carcinoid tumor. There are no metastatic lesions noted on a subsequent MRI scan and…

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Psoriasis: Principles of Psoriasis Management

…tion, and individual agents are discussed below. Several agents are category B for pregnancy but there is emerging data that tumor necrosis blocking agents may increase risk of fetal abnormalities, and patients should be counseled accordingly. Use…

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Vitiligo: Clinical Cases

…llow-up in three months Three-month follow-up Approximately 50% repigmentation noted (with accentuation of repigmentation at follicular areas) Recommend continued application of calcineurin ointment Follow-up in six months Six-month follow-up…

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Keratosis Pilaris: Key Points

…often with an erythematous base or overlying an erythematous patch. On biopsy, these lesions are characterized by keratinous follicular plugging with orthohyperkeratosis to create a follicular spicule. Typical sites of involvement include facial…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Acne Vulgaris

A disease of infundibulosebaceous units, especially infundibula, that may manifest itself solely as noninflammatory lesions, i.e., comedones and intact cysts, or as inflammatory lesions, i.e., papules, nodules, and pustules. The process may resolve…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Cysts and Cystic Hamartomas

Papules, nodules, and tumors that, on gross examination, are usually skin colored and, on histopathologic examination, consist of an epithelium-lined sac that contains fluid, cells, or both in the case of true cysts and of cysts that are associated…

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