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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae): Treatment

Treatment Folliculitis First-line therapy: The first-line therapy for folliculitis includes the treatment of the appropriate cause, typically infection. A diagnostic biopsy or culture may be necessary to identify the inciting infectious cause. For…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Mucha-Habermann Disease

An inflammatory process in which lesions may erupt (pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta) and evolve rapidly from erythematous macules and papules to become purpuric papules, papulovesicles that may be hemorrhagic, ulcers, eschars, and, eve…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Lupus Erythematosus

An inflammatory process that expresses itself in the skin in protean ways that are variations on a basic pathologic theme, and includes evanescent patches on the face (“butterfly blush”), scaly papules and plaques that resolve with atrop…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Erythema Multiforme

An inflammatory process that tends to involve mucous membranes, as well as skin, and of the latter the acra especially. The stereotypical presentation is lesions composed of concentric rings (“iris” and “target” type). The co…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Post-inflammatory pigmentary alteration

…exus and along the dermoepidermal junction in conjunction with vacuolar alteration Few melanophages scattered in the papillary dermis Fully developed Sparse infiltrate of lymphocytes around venules of the superficial plexus Hints of vacuolar altera…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lupus: Key Points

Key Points Lupus is a disease that presents across a broad spectrum of cutaneous and systemic manifestations. It may be cutaneous-only or systemic with cutaneous manifestations; some patients with systemic lupus do not have cutaneous involvement. D…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Acne Vulgaris: Key Points

Key Points Acne is a common condition affecting persons of almost all ages; it may begin as early as the neonatal period, and peaks between ages of 13-17. For some patients, acne will persist into the fourth or fifth decade of life. Acne is a chron…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae): Key Points

Key Points Folliculitis is a term that encompasses follicular-based inflamed papules or pustules that may stem from a wide variety of causes. Important causes of folliculitis include infection (bacterial, yeast, and viral), friction, medication-in…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Post-inflammatory pigmentary alteration

An inflammatory process that tends to involve mucous membranes, as well as skin, and of the latter the acra especially. The stereotypical presentation is lesions composed of concentric rings (“iris” and “target” type). The co…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Dermatomyositis

An inflammatory disease of children and adults that tends to involve skin and skeletal muscle mostly, the findings in the skin being patches with the color of heliotrope, especially in the periocular region. The disease manifests itself as poikilode…

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