Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Key Points

…and 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…

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Rosacea: Subtypes of Rosacea and Their Treatment

…roid eyedrops may be beneficial. Differential diagnosis Acne vulgaris: Open (blackheads) and closed (whiteheads) 1-2mm follicular-based papules. Some of the lesions are excoriated. Comedones are not a feature of rosacea. Nodular acne: No…

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Warts: Treatment

…h 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 therap…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Rosacea: Key Points

Key Points Rosacea has 4 different clinical presentations: erythemato-telangiectatic, papulo-pustular, phymatous, and ocular. It is essential to correctly identify the subtype of rosacea in order to select the appropriate medical or surgical therap…

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Rosacea: Suggested Reading

Suggested Reading Fowler J et al (2012). Once-daily topical brimonidine tartrate gel 0.5% is a novel treatment for moderate to severe facial erythema of rosacea: results of two multicenter, randomized and vehicle-controlled studies, BJD, 166:633-641…

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Granuloma Annulare: Overview

Overview The pathogenesis of granuloma annulare is not known and, for this reason, therapy is empiric. The effectiveness of therapy of granuloma annulare (GA) may be difficult to gauge because spontaneous resolution of individual lesions or the enti…

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Lichen Nitidus: Overview

Overview This chronic inflammatory disease of unknown cause is characterized by myriads of tiny flat-topped papules. L. nitidus is most often asymptomatic and may spontaneously involute at any time. The therapeutic strategy is to treat with the leas…

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Ichthyoses/Disorders of Cornification: Overview

Overview Ichthyosis results from abnormal retention and/or production of the stratum corneum layer of the epidermis. Acquired ichthyosis can be a cutaneous manifestation of an underlying disease (e.g., malignant neoplasm, metabolic disorder, malabso…