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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Appendigeal Tumors: Overview

…nt 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. Surgical or laser therapy is the only availabl…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Cheilitis Granulomatosa: Overview

Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome Cheilitis granulomatosa is sudden onset of swelling of the lips which progresses to chronic enlargement. The Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome diagnosis is made when lip enlargement is accompanied by facial paralysis or par…

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

…ombination 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 gland…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Rosacea: Subtypes of Rosacea and Their Treatment

…ception being facial erythema. Phymatous subtype: Marked by thickening of the skin, irregular skin texture, edema, hypertrophy and hyperplasia of sebaceous glands, connective tissue, and vascular bed of the nose (rhinophyma). Th…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Mammary Paget’s

…8217;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 uncommonly of me…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Seborrheic Dermatitis: Principles of Seborrheic Dermatitis Management

s 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, tinea capitis is common in this age group. The presence of vario…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Eccrine, Apocrine, and Apoeccrine Sweat Glands?

…inguishable 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 apoec…

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….

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Extramammary Paget’s Disease and Mammary Paget’s Disease

Extramammary Paget’s disease is an apocrine carcinoma that begins within the epidermis and presents itself clinically as a patch or a subtle plaque that extends centrifugally for many years before becoming a readily discernible thick plaque, a…

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