Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Sclerosis et Atrophicus: Overview

Kraurosis Vulvae / Balanitis Xerotica Obliterans Patients can be divided into three clinical groups for management: prepubertal children, adults with anogenital disease, and adults with extragenital disease. Prepubertal children at times have sponta…

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Acrodermatitis Enteropathica: Overview

Zinc Deficiency Zinc deficiency may be seen in infants (hereditary or acquired) or adults (acquired). Some breastfed infants, especially if born prematurely, may develop acrodermatitis enteropathica due to zinc deficiency in mother’s breast mi…

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Angular Cheilitis: Key Points

Key Points Angular cheilitis, also known as perl√ąche, results from maceration, inflammation, and an overgrowth of microorganisms, especially Candida albicans, at the corners of the mouth. Moisture and maceration stemming from chronic exposure to s…

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Pemphigus Vulgaris: Overview

Overview Because overwhelming evidence suggests a cause-and-effect relationship between pemphigus autoantibody and the disease activity, therapy is aimed at both resolution of cutaneous lesions and elimination of circulating antibody. The titer of t…

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Candidiasis: References

References Giannini PJ, Shetty KV (2011) Diagnosis and management of oral candidiasis, Otolaryn Clin N Amer, 44:231-240. Wolf R, Oumeish OY, Parish LC (2011) Intertriginous eruption, Clinics Derm, 29:173-179….

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Candidiasis: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Candidiasis Intertriginous Oral Paronychia Differential diagnosis Inverse pityriasis rosea Deficiency dermatitis (such as zinc deficiency, aka acrodermatitis enteropathica) Allergic or irritant cont…

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Erythema Elevatum Diutinum: Clinical Cases

Case 1 48-year-old female Past medical history notable for HIV infection with history of oral candidiasis and pneumocystis pneumonia at CD4 nadir of 44. Now with CD4+ T lymphocyte count of 267, on antiretroviral medications Presents for managemen…

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Oral Hairy Leukoplakia: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Oral hairy leukoplakia Differential diagnosis Oral candidiasis Geographic tongue Syphilitic mucous patches Oral Graft-versus-host-disease Lichen planus of the tongue…