Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Behçet Syndrome: Overview

…rointestinal complications. Because the pathogenesis of BehÇet syndrome is poorly understood, therapy of the skin lesions is empiric and may be difficult. Treatment should be aimed at relief of cutaneous symptoms and prevention of blindness. Only the…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Cheilitis Granulomatosa: Overview

Melkersson- Rosenthal Syndrome Cheilitis granulomatosa is sudden onset of swelling of the lips which progresses to chronic enlargement. The Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome diagnosis is made when lip enlargement is accompanied by facial paralysis or pa…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Herpes Zoster & Varicella: Treatment

…ient, and the presence of coexistent diseases contraindicating steroid usage (e.g., active tuberculosis, diabetes mellitus, and at times hypertension, osteoporosis, psychiatric disorders, and peptic ulcer disease). First steps (general measures for a…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Herpes Zoster & Varicella: Key Points

…, the development of persistent pain and/or dysesthesia at the sites previously affected by herpes zoster. There is limited evidence to support a definitive intervention to prevent the development of PHN. Management of PHN includes nerve-directed the…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Appendigeal Tumors: Overview

…nt 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 therapy is the only available alternat…

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

Pernio/Chilblains: Treatment

…areas warm, and keeping them warm. Wet, constrictive clothing should be removed immediately. The affected skin should be kept warm and dry, with loose, layered clothing, and the subject should stay in a warm environment. The best way to maintain dis

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Eosinophilic Cellulitis (Wells’ Syndrome)?

“This is a study of the clinical features of four patients in the light of particular cutaneous histopathology. The characteristic eruption is periodic, tending to recur every few months, usually without systemic symptoms. The acute state of…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Follicular Degeneration Syndrome?

“An irreversible alopecia of the scalp occurs in negro women who straighten their hair with hot combs. The disease is common and distinctive, clinically and histopathologically. . . . Hot petrolatum used with the comb causes a chronic inflamm…