Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Kaposi’s Sarcoma: Overview

…d. Alitretinoin gel 0.1% may be applied to macular lesions. e. Subsequently, for patients with stage II-A disease and helper T-cell counts over 200/mm3, intramuscular or subcutaneous A2 interferon 30 x 106 IU/m2 three times a week results in tumor re…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erythema Annulare Centrifugum: Overview

…rings and dyes may all be triggers. The treatment is otherwise supportive. Gyrate erythemas are divided into superficial and deep types, the superficial types having the classic annular morphology and the “trailing” scale. The deep type a…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Impetigo: Key Points

Key Points Impetigo is a highly contagious superficial cutaneous infection by Staphylococcus aureus and/or Streptococcus pyogenes. Effective treatment is directed at both organisms. Secondary impetigo, or impetiginization, may complicate preexistin…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Psoriasis: References

References Carter JD, Ladhani A, Ricca LR, et al. (2009) A safety assessment of tumor necrosis factor antagonists during pregnancy: a review of the Food and Drug Administration database. J Rheumatol, 36(3):635-41. Griffiths CE, Strober BE, van de Ke…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans

A malignant nonepithelial neoplasm (a sarcoma) presumably of perineural fibrocytes that presents itself usually on the trunk, but sometimes elsewhere, such as the extremities, face, and scalp. A papule of it tends to become a plaque, a nodule, a tum…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pyoderma Gangrenosum: Treatment

…on and optimizing wound care. Inflammatory control may require systemic immunosuppression and/or the use of multiple therapeutic agents in combination. First steps Systemic corticosteroids are the initial treatment of choice for patients with establ…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Pigmented tumor in the nostril

Abstract A 64-year-old man was noted to have a single pigmented lesion in the nostril of his nose. Clinical examination revealed a 5 mm nodular growth and brown lesion. With a presumed clinical diagnosis of malignant skin tumor, a biopsy was perform…