Search Results for: vacuolar alteration

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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae): Treatment

…ay be a helpful adjunctive therapy. Laser hair removal, when possible, is an important therapeutic consideration. Pigmentary alteration and keloid formation should be aggressively managed, if present. First steps Patient education is a cornerstone…

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,…

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…

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…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lupus: Key Points

…r systemic lupus erythematosus. The diagnosis of cutaneous lupus 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…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae): Key Points

…orms of employment (which do not allow for facial hair). Severity of disease dictates therapeutic options. Laser epilation offers an important therapeutic option for individuals with PFB, when available. Addressing secondary pigmentary alteration

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Acne Vulgaris: Key Points

…lesions. Nodules, cysts, 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)…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Post-inflammatory pigmentary alteration

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

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Post-inflammatory pigmentary alteration

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…

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…

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