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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Vascular Birthmarks: Key Points

…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 removal. Port-wine stain (PWS) Port-wine stains are capillary-venular m…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus: Overview

…ed 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 or not tolerated. Topical calcipotriene (once or twice daily) o…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lupus: Clinical Cases

…pical 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 recommended…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Balanitis: Overview

…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 flare of symptoms. Steroid dependency becomes a problem. Acute Su…

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

…e 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 lesions are in linear array (segmental), in an acquired type ind…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Lupus Erythematosus

…ly blush”), scaly papules and plaques that resolve with atrophy and hyperpigmentation (classic discoid lupus erythematosus), arcuate, annular, and serpiginous lesions (subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus), nonscaling plaques (tumid lupus ery…

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 trea…

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 as…