Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

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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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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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: 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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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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Ichthyoses/Disorders of Cornification: Overview

…are higher than those employed for other applications (e.g., acne, cancer chemoprevention, or psoriasis), acute side effects can be more severe. Moreover, the benefits of improvement of the skin must be weighed against long-term risks of systemic re…

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Xerosis: Overview

…on of sebaceous gland function during isotretinoin therapy of acne. Whether xerosis occurs solely as a natural consequence of aging is not known, but it seems clear that normal aging is at least a predisposing factor. Treatment First Steps A daily b…

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Granuloma Annulare: Overview

…rassy taste, burning mouth, increased salivation, runny nose, sneezing, and eye irritation. Salivary gland enlargement may occur. Diarrhea, gastric upset, anorexia, fever, and depression are reported side effects. Acne may appear or be exacerbated….