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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Melanoma: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Clinical variants of melanoma: Superficial spreading melanoma (SSM): The most common form of melanoma, and typically presents with irregular borders, highly uneven pigmentation and/or unusual pigmentation (i.e., blue, pink, red,…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Melanoma

…. A patch may become a plaque or upon it may develop a papule, nodule, or tumor. A papule may develop into a nodule or tumor. The surface of an elevated lesion of melanoma tends to be uneven. When a melanoma is no longer flat, it has capability to me…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Porokeratosis: Overview

Overview The etiology of this disorder is unknown and therapy is empiric. Treatment First steps Topical 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) 5% cream applied once or twice daily to lesions, until the epidermis desquamates and a crust forms, will often resolve sup…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars: Clinical Cases

Clinical Cases Case 1 16-year-old healthy male Past medical history includes nodulocystic acne with scarring Presents for management of acne scarring Initial evaluation Healthy-appearing male Firm, raised, indurated papular and linear plaques…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis: Treatment

Treatment First-line therapy: All patients should be counseled to protect the ear and avoid repeated external trauma. Initial therapy includes advising patients to avoid pressure to the area. Patients should use a soft pillow, including potentially…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Subcutaneous granuloma annulare vs. Rheumatoid nodule

…. A patch may become a plaque or upon it may develop a papule, nodule, or tumor. A papule may develop into a nodule or tumor. The surface of an elevated lesion of melanoma tends to be uneven. When a melanoma is no longer flat, it has capability to me…

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