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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Vascular Birthmarks: Key Points

…ete, involution of HOI may leave only a residual discoloration or may be almost imperceptible-sometimes with trace epidermal atrophy only. In many cases, spontaneous involution may achieve better cosmetic results than early surgical or laser…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus: Overview

…ponse. Alternative Steps Topical tacrolimus 0.1% ointment applied once or twice daily is also effective and is used to avoid atrophy induced by superpotent topical steroids but should be reserved for patients in whom topical steroids are ineffective…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lupus: Clinical Cases

…opical corticosteroids 1-month follow-up Repeat lab studies are normal Lesions are fading with telangiectasias and mild skin atrophy Topical corticosteroids are discontinued Dermatologic, rheumatologic, and cardiac follow-up evaluation is…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Balanitis: Overview

…o not refer a patient for circumcision until a biopsy has been performed. Avoid prolonged steroid use on the glans penis, as atrophy is common. In addition, the withdrawal of topical steroids when they have been used chronically often results in a…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Scars, Keloids, and Anetodermas

A type of fibrosing inflammation characterized clinically by lesions that at first are elevated and that do not extend beyond the exact site of injury and that in time tend to shrink, sometimes even becoming atrophic.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Porokeratosis

…pendable denominator in common (the exception being the punctate manifestation) is a keratotic ring around a central zone of atrophy, e.g., in a congenital expression that takes the form of a plaque (Mibelli), in a congenital manifestation in which…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Lupus Erythematosus

…me, and includes evanescent patches on the face (“butterfly blush”), scaly papules and plaques that resolve with atrophy and hyperpigmentation (classic discoid lupus erythematosus), arcuate, annular, and serpiginous lesions (subacute…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Acne Vulgaris: Treatment

Treatment Mild to moderate acne First-line therapy (comedonal acne only): topical retinoid First-line therapy (mild inflammatory acne): topical retinoid alone, topical retinoid + topical antimicrobial Topical retinoids are considered first line…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Lichen Planus

An inflammatory process consisting usually of violaceous papules that have a polygonal outline and flat top, and that tends to favor flexural surfaces of skin and the buccal mucosa of the oral cavity. It sometimes affects follicles and nail units…