Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Keratosis Pilaris: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Keratosis pilaris Lichen spinulosus Lichen spinulosus, a condition often seen in children, likely represents a clinical variant of KP in which typical lesions seen in KP (e.g., monomorphous hyperkeratotic papules with a cent…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Atopic Dermatitis: Initial Evaluation

…. Fissuring is common in the retroauricular fold. Bacterial superinfection (seen as crusting) within fissures is a common complication. Keratosis pilaris or follicular hyperkeratosis in atopic dermatitis. Hyperlinearity of the palms….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Actinic Keratosis (a.k.a. Solar Keratosis): Clinical Cases

Clinical Cases Case 1 Few lesions of actinic keratosis 72-year-old woman presents with a 3-month history of several new lesions on the dorsal hands She reports increasing scale and crusting of the lesions, noting that the crusting sloughs interm…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Actinic Keratosis (a.k.a. Solar Keratosis): References

…zzo JL (2005) Current and novel treatment options for actinic keratosis, J Cut Med Surg, 8:13-21. Lehmann P (2007) Methyl aminolaevulinate-photodynamic therapy: a review of clinical trials in the treatment of actinic keratoses and nonmelanoma skin ca…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers (NMSC): Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC): Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers (NMSC): Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) – Initial Evaluation–Bowen’s Disease (Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Situ) – genprac

…rcinoma. Erythematous, hyperkeratotic plaques with slight induration and crusting Differential Diagnosis Actinic Keratosis Superficial basal cell carcinoma: an erythematous scaly plaque with a sharply demarginated border….

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Keratosis Lichenoides Chronica?

…s Kaposi. Arch Dermatol Syphil 1946;54:472–74. “Keratosis lichenoides chronica is a rare acquired dermatosis of the young adult. Its physiopathology remains elusive. This dermatosis is characterized by keratosic violaceous lichenoid pap…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Lichen planus-like keratosis

Lichen planus-like keratosis Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Older individuals bombarded by rays of the sun for many years Distribution of lesions Sun-exposed sites, especially the chest and shoulders Configuration of lesions Round Individual…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Inverted Follicular Keratosis, Tricholemmoma, and Desmoplastic Tricholemmoma?

…st 8 years my associates and I have been observing a lesion—a keratosis—which occurs mostly on the face: I should say about 90 percent on the face, the remainder on other parts of the body. These lesions are characterized clinically by a papule or no…