Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Melanoma: Key Points

…sy. Risk factors for melanoma include family history, atypical nevi, numerous nevi, genetic factors and UV exposure. The variation in size, depth (of invasion), color, and secondary changes, such as erosions or ulcerations, produce a large spectrum o…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Preface

…al mycobacterial infections, deep fungal infections, epidermal nevi, connective tissue nevi, epidermolysis bullosa, fibromas, ichthyoses, lymphomas, and porokeratosis. Had we not adopted this system for organization, individual types of alopecia, cys…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Psoriasis: Principles of Psoriasis Management

Principles of Psoriasis Management Topical therapy is usually appropriate for treatment of patients with less than 10% body surface area (see table below). Systemic therapies (see table below) are indicated when one or more of the following are pre…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Warts: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Common warts (verruca vulgaris) Plantar wart (verruca plantaris) Flat warts (verruca plana) Genital warts (condyloma acuminata) Bowenoid papulosis Differential diagnosis Actinic keratoses…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Melanoma

A malignant neoplasm of melanocytes that, in the skin, begins as a macule and may become a patch or a papule. A flat lesion of melanoma tends to be asymmetrical, poorly circumscribed with a scalloped, jagged, or notched border, and variegate, mostly…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Spitz and Reed nevi: acquired or congenital?

Objective Although conflicting with the concept of nevi being hamartomas, to date, Spitz and Reed nevi have been regarded as acquired melanocytic nevi, whereas many other types have already been accepted as being congenital. Here, the reader will fi…