Search Results for: ultraviolet radiation

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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Kaposi’s Sarcoma: Overview

…disease, symptomatic visceral involvement, and relapses after radiation therapy, systemic chemotherapy with single agents such as liposomal anthracyclines (doxorubicin and daunorubicin), low-dose paclitaxel, or combinations of vincristine and bleomyc…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Photosensitivity Dermatoses: Overview

…heir 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 diseas…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma/ Mycosis Fungoides: Overview

…al state and local experience and custom: radiotherapy (local radiation therapy and total skin electron beam), immunotherapy, chemotherapy, monoclonal antibody therapy, retinoids, and extracorporeal photopheresis. Pitfalls Each patient must be thorou…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erythema Multiforme: Key Points

…ma pneumonial infection, contact dermatitis, medications, and radiation. There is considerable controversy in the literature regarding the proper classification and terminology of erythema multiforme. EM may be subdivided into EM minor and major, con…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Psoriasis: Principles of Psoriasis Management

…on of 8-methoxypsoralen (psoralen) and UVA (PUVA = psoralen + ultraviolet A). Moderate-to-severe psoriasis requires 20-30 treatments to achieve clearing. Shield the patient’s eyes, face, and male genitalia during treatment. Instruct the patient…

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.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

…e, and bowenoid papulosis, as well as arsenical keratosis and radiation keratosis, are euphemisms for various types of superficial squamous cell carcinoma. Very episodically, neoplastic cells of those types of squamous cell carcinoma proliferate wild…

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