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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Ichthyoses/Disorders of Cornification: Overview

…are life-long diseases, and therapy should be adjusted for maximum patient convenience. The hydroxy acids (i.e., lactic acid lotion, ammonium lactate gel, or glycolic acid lotion) are especially efficacious in X-linked ichthyosis, and may be the onl…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Ichthyoses

…s scales, findings that are seen in three conditions, namely, ichthyosis vulgaris (and its look-alike, acquired ichthyosis), X-linked ichthyosis, and lamellar ichthyosis. Other conditions purported to be ichthyosis, among them nonbullous congenital i…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Ichthyosis vulgaris vs. X-linked ichthyosis

…s scales, findings that are seen in three conditions, namely, ichthyosis vulgaris (and its look-alike, acquired ichthyosis), X-linked ichthyosis, and lamellar ichthyosis. Other conditions purported to be ichthyosis, among them nonbullous congenital i…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Epidermal Nevi

Epidermal nevi are hamartomas in which the epidermis is abnormal, being hyperkeratotic, and in which lesions are aligned along Blaschko’s lines….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Palmar and Plantar Keratoderma: Overview

…ed disorder, such as psoriasis, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, or ichthyosis. Discussion of treatment here is limited to inherited forms only. Treatment First Steps There is no uniformly effective therapy for PPK, but try all topical therapies, alone or…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Sarcoidosis

…papules, sometimes in arcuate and annular configuration, especially on a face, but also on the extremities, and often in pre-existing scars. In addition to papules, there may be subcutaneous nodules, hypopigmented patches, and ichthyosiform changes….

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Darier’s Disease

A genetically determined disorder in which numerous closely set keratotic papules are present on the skin, especially the trunk, in nail units, and on mucous membranes, particularly the palate, but also rarely in other parts of the gastrointestinal…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Keratosis Pilaris/Lichen Spinulosus

Keratotic spikes that emerge from dilated ostia of infundibula and are equidistant from one another. The term keratosis pilaris refers to the phenomenon when it presents itself without any distinct arrangement of individual lesions, whereas the desi…

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….

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Borreliosis (Lyme Disease)

…ous nodules (lymphadenosis benigna cutis), and acral patches and plaques that in time become atrophic (acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans). It may express itself in other organs as well, with cardiac, neurological, and arthritic symptoms and signs….

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