Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Melanoma: Clinical Cases

…nical Cases Case 1 37-year-old woman with >75 atypical nevi No family history of atypical nevi or melanoma Presents for an evaluation of a “”new mole”” that rapidly developed on the right leg A full-body skin examination is perform…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases


…d from inconsistencies that have hampered communication and, inevitably, have compromised teaching of the subject. Willan, for example, distinguished three major types of papules without making clear their morphologic differences. In textbooks of the…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Psoriasis: Principles of Psoriasis Management

…CD): Refined preparation of coal tar. Effective in palmar or plantar lesions. After UVB light therapy (see information under Phototherapy below). Tar-containing shampoos (such as Neutrogena T gel) are used in scalp psoriasis. Anthralin Appropri…

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…

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…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Melanoma: Initial Evaluation

…melanoma, metastatic Differential Diagnosis Melanocytic nevi Basal cell carcinoma, especially pigmented variants of basal cell carcinoma. Amelanotic (non-pigmented) melanoma may also clinically mimic basal cell carcinoma….