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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Appendigeal Tumors: Overview

Adnexal Tumors Both benign and malignant tumors may arise from the cutaneous adnexa (hair follicles, sweat glands, and sebaceous glands). Treatment First Steps A biopsy is usually necessary to establish the diagnosis, except for syringomas. Surgica…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Cheilitis Granulomatosa: Overview

…acetonide may be used to treat or prevent recurrence. Pitfalls Repeated triamcinolone injections in the lip may lead to atrophy or weakness. Cheilitis glandularis (swelling of the lower lip with enlarged mucous glands) may closely mimic cheilitis g…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Key Points

Key Points Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory process affecting skin bearing apocrine glands; the groin, axillae, and inframammary areas are typically involved. The classic lesions of HS include cysts, nodules, sinus tracts, an…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Seborrheic Dermatitis: Key Points

…mbination with topical steroids. Seborrheic dermatitis can be severe in immunocompromised individuals or persons with neurologic disease. Clinical overview Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic intermittent rash affecting areas rich in sebaceous glands

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Mammary Paget’s

Mammary Paget’s disease is an apocrine carcinoma that begins in mammary glands and extends along lactiferous ducts to the epidermis where it is seen clinically as a scaly, crusted, or eroded plaque on the nipple or areola of women mostly, and…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Rosacea: Initial Evaluation

…ral aspect of the face, sometimes with central facial edema. Associated with flushing. Phymatous subtype: Marked by thickening of the skin, irregular skin texture, edema, hypertrophy and hyperplasia of sebaceous glands, connectiv…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Seborrheic Dermatitis: Principles of Seborrheic Dermatitis Management

…yrithione, selenium sulfide shampoo (1-2x per week) Pitfalls In recalcitrant cases rule out psoriasis or tinea capitis. Seborrheic dermatitis after infancy and before adolescence is rare (owing to inactivity of sebaceous glands). In contrast, ti…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Eccrine, Apocrine, and Apoeccrine Sweat Glands?

…nguishable from that of the classical apocrine gland.” Sato K, Leidal R, Sato F. Morphology and development of an apoeccrine sweat gland in human axillae. Am J Physiol 1987;252:R166-R180. “There are also mixed sweat glands called apoecc…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Epidermal Nevi

Epidermal nevi are hamartomas in which the epidermis is abnormal, being hyperkeratotic, and in which lesions are aligned along Blaschko’s lines….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Seborrheic Dermatitis: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Erythematous, scaly, oily-looking patches on the face (nasolabial folds, medial cheeks, chin, glabella, forehead) and thick crust on the scalp are typical affected areas. Seborrheic dermatitis can also present…

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