Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Seborrheic Dermatitis: Key Points

…atitis is a chronic intermittent rash affecting areas rich in sebaceous glands, and is marked by an erythematous papular or macular eruption often with greasy yellow scale, sometimes accompanied by pruritus. It can be limited to the scalp (a.k.a. dan…

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Livedo Vasculitis/Livedo Reticularis/Atrophie Blanche: Overview

…mes a day. Anticoagulants: subcutaneous minidose heparin 5000 unit subcutaneously twice daily or low molecular weight heparin may be added to the above therapies. Subsequent Steps If the patient responds to any of the above therapies, treat until t…

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Hand Dermatitis: Treatment

…py (PUVA), oral or by soak, administered with a hand and foot unit, can be very effective. This modality takes several weeks to produce improvement and is available only in selected dermatologists’ offices. In limited studies, PUVA was superior…

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Rosacea: Key Points

…h, have facial erythema, telangectasia, papules and pustules, sebaceous hyperplasia of the nose (rhinophyma), and/or ocular symptoms. Triggers for flushing include alcohol, sun exposure, hot weather, exercise, ingestion of hot or spicy foods/ drink o…

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Xerosis: Overview

…onsequence of asteatosis which may result from suppression of sebaceous gland function during isotretinoin therapy of acne. Whether xerosis occurs solely as a natural consequence of aging is not known, but it seems clear that normal aging is at least…

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Appendigeal Tumors: Overview

…from the cutaneous adnexa (hair follicles, sweat glands, and sebaceous glands). Treatment First Steps A biopsy is usually necessary to establish the diagnosis, except for syringomas. Surgical or laser therapy is the only available alternative in mo…

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Rosacea: Initial Evaluation

…irregular skin texture, edema, hypertrophy and hyperplasia of sebaceous glands, connective tissue, and vascular bed of the nose (rhinophyma). These changes can also be seen on the chin (gnathophyma), ears (otophyma), forehead (metophyma), and eyelids…

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Seborrheic Dermatitis: Principles of Seborrheic Dermatitis Management

…nfancy and before adolescence is rare (owing to inactivity of sebaceous glands). In contrast, tinea capitis is common in this age group. The presence of various degrees of hair loss is suggestive of tinea capitis. A fungal culture and/or scraping sho…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Sebaceous Units

…present commonly not only within infundibula, but also within sebaceous ducts of infundibuloapocrine-sebaceous-follicular units positioned on the face. That organism is a normal inhabitant of those sites. Study of sebaceous glands by electron microsc…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Sebaceous Epithelioma?

Sebaceous epithelioma or sebaceoma. . . Sebaceous epithelioma, in contrast to sebaceous adenoma, grows in irregular masses and does not contain as many mature sebaceous cells.” Hashimoto K, Lever WF. Tumors of skin. In: Fitzpatrick TB…