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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Herpes Simplex: Treatment

…tate soaks/compresses or sitz baths to dry blisters or remove crusts may be adjunctively beneficial. In recurrent cases, treatment must be begun at the earliest prodrome and be patient initiated. Topical acyclovir ointment is of almost no benefit in…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Actinic Keratosis (a.k.a. Solar Keratosis): Clinical Cases

…lesions on the dorsal hands She reports increasing scale and crusting of the lesions, noting that the crusting sloughs intermittently (but then recurs) No prior history of skin cancer History of extensive sun exposure during her youth and early adul…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Applicable Terms

…of corticosteroids systemically or by application topically. CRUST [L. crusta (crust)]: A collection of serum that contains white blood cells, red blood cells, or both (Fig. 3.12). The honey-colored crusts of impetigo consist of serum and leukocytes…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

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…spongiotic + 10.98.1B: Predominance of lymphocytes and scale-crusts at lips of infundibular ostia = Seborrheic dermatitis  Mounds of scale-crust at lips of infundibular ostia are an important clue to diagnosis of seborrheic dermatitis. Spongiosis in…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

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…vely scratching (erosion and ulceration). 10.23.9A: Ulcer and crust, well circumscribed + 10.23.9B: Degeneration of bundles of collagen both in the upper part of the dermis and in a huge scale-crust that houses countless neutrophils = Response to exc…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Reactive perforating collagenosis

…May be linear Individual lesions Ulcerated papules topped by crusts Course Dependent on whether or not the trauma external continues; lesions heal with scar if the trauma ceases, but persist if it does not Differential diagnosis clinical Perforating…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Arthropod assaults

…ons Papules, papulovesicles, vesicles, and, at times, bullae; crusts form consequent to resolution of vesicles and/or the effects of excoriation Course Usually resolve without treatment in a matter of a few weeks Variations clinical Vesicles and bull…