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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Hand Dermatitis: Treatment

…may be most effective. In severe refractory cases, cyclosporine A, mycophenolate mofetil, or alitretinoin may be necessary. Patch testing is much less likely to be positive in patients with hyperkeratotic than vesiculobullous hand dermatitis;…

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Allergic Contact Dermatitis: Key Points

…as a cosmetic product) occluded under a bandage for 48-72 hours and assessing the development of inflammation. Standardized patch testing typically involves the application of commercially available patches (such as TRUE test) impregnated with…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Allergic Contact Dermatitis: Treatment

…testing to pinpoint the culprit (e.g., in shoes, clothing, and deodorants many potential contactants are present together). Patch tests are best performed by physicians experienced in these procedures. Pitfalls Keep a high suspicion for inadvertent…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Allergic Contact Dermatitis: Clinical Cases

…ruritus Treatment: recommend ongoing topical treatment, with limited patch testing ordered to common hair cosmetic chemicals Patch testing results A limited patch testing series of common hair cosmetic chemicals is performed, revealing a reaction to…

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Balanitis: Overview

…monly multifactorial in etiology, restricted to the uncircumcised, and presents as a mildly symptomatic scaly, red macule or patch. Acute suppurative balanitis may also occur in the uncircumcised. The therapy of those two types is discussed…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Hand Dermatitis: Clinical Case

…hands with hyperkeratotic erythematous plaques with fissures present at the fingertips Diagnosis: hand dermatitis Recommend patch testing Soaks in tap water for 10 minutes twice daily followed by application of clobetasol 0.05% ointment Gentle skin…

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Erysipelas/Cellulitis: References

…shinsky D (2015) Inpatient dermatology consultation aids diagnosis of cellulitis among hospitalized patients: a multi-institutional analysis, JAAD, 73:70-75. Williams HC, Crook AM, Mason JM, U.K. Dermatology Clinical Trials Network’s PATCH I Trial…

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Keratosis Pilaris: Key Points

…l, monomorphous, hyperkeratotic papules with a central spicule, often with an erythematous base or overlying an erythematous patch. On biopsy, these lesions are characterized by keratinous follicular plugging with orthohyperkeratosis to create a…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Photosensitivity Dermatoses: Overview

…approach such as azathioprine, thalidomide or mycophenolate mofetil may be required for chronic control. Phototesting (photopatch testing and photosensitivity determinations) Photoallergens are found in cosmetics, herbal shampoos, household soaps,…

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Venous Stasis: Treatment

…parations containing lanolin, parabens, ethylenediamine, neomycin, or other sensitizers. An adequate history and appropriate patch testing are keys to confirming this diagnosis. Ulcerations due to chronic venous insufficiency First-line therapy: The…

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