Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Melanoma: Key Points

…y. 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 of…

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

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…

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…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases


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…

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….