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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae): Treatment

…ssible, is an important therapeutic consideration. Pigmentary alteration and keloid formation should be aggressively managed, if present. First steps Patient education is a cornerstone of management and must be detailed, honest, and repeated on subs…

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…

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…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lupus: Key Points

…s may be confirmed by skin biopsy, which in general reveals a vacuolar interface dermatitis, often in association with a lymphocytic infiltrate with plasma cells, epidermal atrophy, and mucin. Variants exist, such as bullous lupus, which is marked by…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae): Key Points

…tes therapeutic options. Laser epilation offers an important therapeutic option for individuals with PFB, when available. Addressing secondary pigmentary alteration and/or keloid formation may also be an important aspect of the therapeutic strategy….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Acne Vulgaris: Key Points

…, and scarring are seen in more severe disease. Factors involved in the pathogenesis of acne include: alteration of follicular keratinization, presence of bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes), sex hormone production (androgens) and sebum production….

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Post-inflammatory pigmentary alteration

…xus 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 alterat…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Post-inflammatory pigmentary alteration

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

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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