Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Seborrheic Dermatitis: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Erythematous, scaly, oily-looking patches on the face (nasolabial folds, medial cheeks, chin, glabella, forehead) and thick crust on the scalp are typical affected areas. Seborrheic dermatitis can also present…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Appendigeal Tumors: Overview

Adnexal Tumors Both benign and malignant tumors may arise from the cutaneous adnexa (hair follicles, sweat glands, and sebaceous glands). First Steps A biopsy is usually necessary to establish the diagnosis, except for syringomas. Surgical or laser…

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

Xerosis: Overview

Overview Xerosis can reflect an inherited tendency toward dry skin as it is seen as a part of the atopic diathesis, or it can occur in normal individuals as a consequence of frequent bathing with excessively hot water and harsh soaps and/or after pr…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Rosacea: Subtypes of Rosacea and Their Treatment

Erythemato-telangiectatic (E-T) subtype: Characterized by diffuse erythema and telangiectasias on the cheeks, forehead, dorsal nose, or entire face. Patients often complain of intolerance or sensitivity to topical products and cosmetics. This subty…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Squamous-Cell Carcinoma

A malignant neoplasm of keratinocytes that when present as a keratotic macule or papule on skin damaged badly by sunlight is referred to as solar keratosis. When present as a plaque it is termed Bowen’s disease, and when present as many papule…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Seborrheic Dermatitis: Principles of Seborrheic Dermatitis Management

Principles of Seborrheic Dermatitis Management Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic intermittent condition. There is an initial treatment period followed by maintenance therapy. Many patients will relapse if maintenance therapy is not adequate. Topi…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Sebaceous Units

…a thin, highly vascular zone of periadnexal connective tissue. Sebaceous glands are not innervated by motor nerves. The mite, Demodex folliculorum, is present commonly not only within infundibula, but also within sebaceous ducts of infundibuloapocrin…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Sebaceous Epithelioma?

…fferentiation are three: sebaceous hyperplasia, sebaceoma, and sebaceous carcinoma. “In degree of differentiation sebaceous epithelioma stands between sebaceous adenoma with its more typical lobules, on the one hand, and cystic basal cell epit…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Tricho-, pilo-, folliculo- ?

…o understand what, precisely, is intended by pilo, tricho, and folliculo. Pilo- and tricho- are the Latin and Greek words, respectively, for hair. In contrast, folliculo-, from the Latin word folliculus, which means a little leather bag, pertains to…