Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae): References

References Bridgeman-Shah S (2004) The medical and surgical therapy of pseudofolliculitis barbae, Derm Therapy, 17:158-163. Elston DM (2007) Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, JAAD, 56(1):1-16. Luelmo-Aguilar J, Santandr…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Periorificial Dermatitis: Treatment

Treatment First-line therapy: The first-line therapy for periorificial dermatitis is to stop any offending agents. Several therapeutic strategies, including oral antibiotics, topical medications, or both are used to reduce inflammation. Use of gentl…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae): Clinical Cases

Clinical Cases Case 1 18-year-old healthy male college student No significant past medical history Review of systems is noncontributory Presents for management of 7 days’ history of a pustular eruption on the face Initial evaluation Heal…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Scabies: Principles of Management of Scabies

Principles of Management of Scabies Initial therapy First line: Topical 5% permethrin cream, applied overnight to entire body except face, hair-bearing scalp. Rinse thoroughly and follow decontamination protocol. Treat patient and all household mem…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Rosacea: Key Points

Key Points Rosacea has 4 different clinical presentations: erythemato-telangiectatic, papulo-pustular, phymatous, and ocular. It is essential to correctly identify the subtype of rosacea in order to select the appropriate medical or surgical therap…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Acne Vulgaris: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Determine the type, severity, and location of acne, and presence of scarring. Acne lesions Non-inflammatory (comedones) Inflammatory (papules-pustules-nodules) Scars (Keloidal scarring is present on the central ch…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

"Folliculitis" (Infundibulitis)

…21; (Infundibulitis) Synonyms What is designated, universally, folliculitis is, in actuality, infundibulitis. In short, infundibulitis is NOT a synonym for folliculitis; the former, for purposes practical, is a suppurative process centered in infundi…