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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Photosensitivity Dermatoses: Overview

…their regular activities (exercise, occupation) while avoiding ultraviolet radiation that triggers their skin conditions. Patients should be counseled that maximizing photoprotection may reduce the amount of medication required to control their disea…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Kaposi’s Sarcoma: Overview

…. Cryotherapy will also treat the residua of lesions following radiation therapy or intralesional injection. Several treatments may be required for each lesion. c. Alternatively, radiation therapy is quite effective in a single dose of 800 rads or fr…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma/ Mycosis Fungoides: Overview

Overview Therapy of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma often requires specialized knowledge, and for this reason it is often appropriate to refer such patients to a medical center with specialized knowledge in the management of CTCL. Since early aggressive t…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erythema Multiforme: Key Points

Key Points Erythema multiforme (EM) is a clinical syndrome marked by either target lesions and/or mucosal erosions. It may be idiopathic or seen in association with infections or medications. EM has been reported in association with herpes simplex…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Photoallergic Dermatitis and Phototoxic Dermatitis

An inflammatory process that results from either topical or systemic sensitization coupled with the effects of ultraviolet light. The lesions, all of which occur in photodistribution, are macules, papules, and blisters that resolve with crusts….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Psoriasis: Principles of Psoriasis Management

Principles of Psoriasis Management Topical therapy is usually appropriate for treatment of patients with less than 10% body surface area (see table below). Systemic therapies (see table below) are indicated when one or more of the following are pre…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Squamous-Cell Carcinoma

A malignant neoplasm of keratinocytes that when present as a keratotic macule or papule on skin damaged badly by sunlight is referred to as solar keratosis. When present as a plaque it is termed Bowen’s disease, and when present as many papule…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Vitiligo: Key Points

Key Points Vitiligo is a common disorder of depigmentation. Vitiligo may occur in patterns: localized, segmental, generalized, or a variant with acral predilection and periorificial involvement. Vitiligo may be associated with autoimmune disease….

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