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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea capitis

Therapy: Tinea capitis Tinea capitis is superficial fungal infection of the scalp and hair It is mainly caused by any pathogenic dermatophyte except E. floccosum and T. concentricum The most common cause worldwide is M. canis, whereas in the USA i…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Acne Vulgaris

A disease of infundibulosebaceous units, especially infundibula, that may manifest itself solely as noninflammatory lesions, i.e., comedones and intact cysts, or as inflammatory lesions, i.e., papules, nodules, and pustules. The process may resolve…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Drug Eruptions

An inflammatory process that results from the effects of a drug administered systemically, e.g., by ingestion, inhalation, injection, or application rectally, and manifested usually by lesions distributed widely and symmetrically. Any of the many ex…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Alopecias

Loss of hair attributable either to the effects of inflammatory cells on follicles or to physiological or mechanical factors in which inflammatory cells play no role. Although the scalp is the site most often affected, any region of the skin that be…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Loss of hair attributable either to the effects of inflammatory cells on follicles or to physiological or mechanical factors in which inflammatory cells play no role. Although the scalp is the site most often affected, any region of the skin that be…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Pattern Analysis in Historical Perspective

…ite accurate linguistically) as “peri-infundibulitis and perifolliculitis,” and that is how we have chosen to designate them in this edition. Not uncommonly, peri-infundibulitis and perifolliculitis, together, eventuate in alopecia that i…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Images

…f a follicle and in the absence of suppurative folliculitis or perifolliculitis, as illustrated here. 10.22.12A: Perifolliculitis, mixed-cell + 10.22.12B: Hyphae in a hair and an inner sheath = Dermatophytosis The presence of perifolliculit…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Images

Images 10.61.1A: Perivascular dermatitis, spongiotic lichenoid + 10.61.1B: Lymphocytes mostly, in conjunction with scale-crusts that contain neutrophils = Lichen striatus ┬áThe presence of a lichenoid infiltrate telegraphs that this is not…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Images

Images 10.63.1A: Perivascular dermatitis, interface, vacuolar + 10.63.1B: Smudged appearance of the dermoepidermal junction, focally thinned epidermis, and plentiful mucin throughout the dermis = Lupus erythematosus, discoid ┬áThe presence…

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