Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Drug Eruptions: Therapy

…d discontinuation of the offending agent is an essential first step. In most cases, the cutaneous reaction will resolve in 2-5 days without therapy; patients may continue to get new lesions during this time. Supportive therapy: Antihistamines, such…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pyoderma Gangrenosum: Key Points

…PG-like ulcers. PG may occur in association with an underlying systemic disorder. Treatment of PG requires both management of inflammation and optimized wound care. Advanced lesions may often require systemic immunosuppression. Introduction Pyoderma…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Sarcoidosis: Key Points

…t most commonly presents as papules, plaques, lupus pernio, or scar- or tattoo-associated lesions. Introduction Sarcoidosis is a complex multisystem inflammatory disease characterized by noncaseating granulomatous inflammation. The vast majority of…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Keratosis Pilaris: Treatment

…m management improves and maintains the cosmetic appearance of skin lesions and interventions to reduce inflammation are outlined below. Initial therapy A mild soap (e.g., Dove) or a soapless cleanser (e.g., Cetaphil, Cerave) should be used with a m…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Porokeratosis

A constellation of conditions that assumes various forms clinically but whose most dependable denominator in common (the exception being the punctate manifestation) is a keratotic ring around a central zone of atrophy, e.g., in a congenital expressi…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Grover’s Disease / Transient Acantholytic Dermatosis: Treatment

secondary infection; infection of Grover’s disease with herpes simplex virus, Staphylococcus aureus, and scabietic infestation have been reported in the literature. The important differential diagnosis of Dariers disease and pemphigus foliaceus shou…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Syphilis (Lues): Key Points

Key Points The treatment of syphilis is based on the duration of infection and the organ systems involved. Five subtypes of syphilis can be distinguished: primary, secondary, or early syphilis of less than 1 year’s duration; infection of inde…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Angular Cheilitis: Treatment

Treatment First-line therapy: The first-line therapy should address microbial overgrowth and also minimize ongoing maceration of affected sites. Treatment of concomitant oral candidiasis, when present, is also necessary. Infants: Oral candidiasi…