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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars: Clinical Cases

…in 4 weeks Four-week follow-up evaluation Improved (lesions much smaller in size, flatter, softer) No adverse effects noted: atrophy, telangiectasias Repeat injections to several persistently thickened lesions Several lesions require intralesional…

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Lupus: Treatment

…deeper (i.e., dermal or subcutaneous) lesions. Do not perform this therapy more often than once every 3-4 weeks to minimize atrophy. All patients with CLE should practice strict photoprotection and sun avoidance, as even minimal sun exposure can…

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Vitiligo: Treatment

…betamethasone or clobetasol) applied twice daily is an effective alternative. Response rates are similar to tacrolimus, but atrophy commonly complicates such prolonged use of potent topical steroids. Tacrolimus ointment 0.1% (or 0.03% for the face)…

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Lupus: Key Points

…ral 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 the presence of bullous lesions clinically and…

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Psoriasis: Principles of Psoriasis Management

…ed nightly with vinyl or cotton gloves. Therapy may be required for at least 6 months before any benefit is appreciated, and atrophy of the nailfolds may develop with prolonged use of corticosteroids under occlusion. Systemic agents can be…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Lupus Erythematosus

…nfiltrative arcuate or serpiginous papules and plaques (tumid lupus erythematosus). Erythematous nodules that heal with deep atrophy (lupus erythematosus panniculitis). Vesicles or bullae (bullous lupus erythematosus). Any mucosal surface may be…

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Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars: Treatment

…f keloids with intralesional corticosteroids often requires multiple injections with ongoing monitoring for adverse effects (atrophy, telangiectasias, hypopigmentation). First steps Keloids can be softened progressively, and made less painful by…

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Atopic Dermatitis: Treatment

…. Suppression of inflammation: Screen frequently for potential adverse effects of long-term topical corticosteroid use (skin atrophy, erythema, striae, or telangiectasias). Adjust the treatment regimen or patient education on the potencies of their…

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Cheilitis Granulomatosa: Overview

…lone acetonide may be used to treat or prevent recurrence. Pitfalls Repeated triamcinolone injections in the lip may lead to atrophy or weakness. Cheilitis glandularis (swelling of the lower lip with enlarged mucous glands) may closely mimic…

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Hand Dermatitis: Treatment

…uired to detect the responsible allergen. Though potent topical corticosteroids are first-line therapy, these may cause skin atrophy with prolonged use. Daily use of corticosteroids for up to a month should be tapered down to use two or three times…

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