Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Key Points

…nd Crohn’s disease. Additional cutaneous associations include acne, pilonidal cyst, acne conglobata, and dissecting cellulitis of the scalp (also known as the follicular occlusion tetrad). Lesions of HS must be monitored for development of squamous c…

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Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars: Clinical Cases

…r-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 noted across the jawline and ches…

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Acne Keloidalis Nuchae: References

…e efficacy of laser-assisted hair removal in the treatment of acne keloidalis nuchae: a pilot study, EJD, 22(5):645-650. Khumalo NP et al (2011). Folliculitis keloidalis nuchae is associated with the risk for bleeding from haircuts, IJD, 50(10):1212-…

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Rosacea: Key Points

…un damage. Papulo-pustular rosacea must be distinguished from acne vulgaris, seborrheic dermatitis, perioral dermatitis, and Demodex folliculitis/demodicidosis. Rosacea can be distinguished from acne vulgaris by the lack of comedones, identification…

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Warts: Treatment

…atopic dermatitis. Flat warts are frequently misdiagnosed as acne. In the patient with both acne and flat warts, topical retinoids are an ideal treatment. Common warts and plantar warts Common (especially periungual) and plantar warts are a therape…

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Rosacea: Initial Evaluation

…. The vision is rarely affected. Differential diagnosis Acne vulgaris: Open (blackheads) and closed (whiteheads) 1-2 mm follicular-based papules. Some of the lesions are excoriated. Comedones are not a feature of rosacea. Nodular acne: No…

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Acne Keloidalis Nuchae: Treatment

Treatment First-line therapy: The first-line therapy for acne keloidalis nuchae is medical therapy to treat any existing infection and to reduce inflammation. First steps If active folliculitis is present, culture the lesions for bacteria and pres…

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Lymphomatoid Papulosis: Overview

…and does not autoinvolute must be biopsied to rule out the development of anaplastic CD30+ large cell lymphoma. Oral bexarotene may be associated with hypothyroidism as well as all the standard retinoid toxicities discussed in the chapter on acne….