Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Drug Eruptions: Therapy

Therapy First-line therapy: Prompt identification and 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…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pyoderma Gangrenosum: Key Points

Key Points Pyoderma gangrenosum is a type of ulcerating neutrophilic dermatosis. The classic morphology of pyoderma gangrenosum is an ulcer with a violaceous rim and undermined border. PG lesions may develop very rapidly (in days) and may be trigg…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Sarcoidosis: Key Points

Key Points Sarcoidosis is a multisystem inflammatory disease, characterized by non-caseating granulomas, which occurs in patients of all ages and ethnic groups. Patients require thorough evaluation for multisystem disease and close monitoring for t…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Keratosis Pilaris: Treatment

Treatment First-line therapy: Educate patients so that they understand that KP is not curable and that any therapeutic option only minimizes but does not eradicate the clinical lesions. Long-term management improves and maintains the cosmetic appe…

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

…the consideration of 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 pem…

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…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Atopic Dermatitis: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Erythematous, scaly, excoriated symmetric plaques on the face, with sparing of the nasal tip. Face and neck involvement is common. Other body areas can be affected with more erythema or more…