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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Palmar and Plantar Keratoderma: Overview

…ermas (PPK) can occur as a primary, inherited disorder of the volar surfaces, or as part of a generalized disorder, such as psoriasis, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, or ichthyosis. Discussion of treatment here is limited to inherited forms only. Treatmen…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Verrucae

…wit, papillated (verrucae vulgares on different sites such as volar skin, i.e., verrucae palmares et plantares, and near or on mucous membranes, i.e., condylomata acuminata) and flat (verrucae planae), and by the type of inciting papillomavirus, HPV…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Palmar and Plantar Keratoderma

A keratotic condition of the palms and soles, inherited usually, but sometimes acquired, in which involvement may be diffuse, circumscribed (including striate), or punctate….

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Nail Units

…is a narrow zone of skin, the hyponychium, which merges with volar skin of the tip of a digit. The hyponychium is separated from overt volar skin by a distal groove, a slightly elevated margin against which the free edge of the nail tends to abut. H…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Algorithms Predicated on “Nonspecific” Findings

…nfiltrate = Polymorphous light eruption + In a section from volar skin, a moderately dense superficial and deep perivascular infiltrate of lymphocytes, sometimes with lymphocytes along the dermoepidermal interface = Pernio (a manifestation usually…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Identification of Basic Patterns: Skin: Perivascular Dermatitis

…7 A&B), and that expresses itself most often on, or near, volar skin in pernio (which tends to be perivascular mostly) (Fig. 5.48 A&B), a manifestation usually of lupus erythematosus. What seems at first blush to be extensive edema of a thick…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Identification of Basic Patterns: Skin: Vesicular Dermatitis

…is is witnessed in a spongiotic psoriasiform manifestation on volar skin that, at first glance, seems to be allergic contact dermatitis, nummular dermatitis, or dyshidrotic dermatitis, but on scrutiny of the cornified layer is recognized to be psoria…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Tinea nigra

…persons especially and of both sexes Distribution of lesions Volar skin, a palm most often Individual lesions Brown or black macules and/or patches Course Protracted Differential diagnosis clinical Melanocytic nevus of junctional type, melanotic ma…

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