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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Actinic Keratosis (a.k.a. Solar Keratosis): Initial Evaluation

…itial Evaluation Numerous actinic keratoses on sun-damaged skin are characterized by ill-defined hyperkeratotic erythematous papules or plaques. Actinic keratoses are commonly very thin and may lack erythema, and are best discerned clinically by…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

A malignant neoplasm of keratinocytes that when present as a keratotic macule or papule on skin damaged badly by sunlight is referred to as solar keratosis. When present as a plaque it is termed Bowen’s disease, and when present as many…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Melanocytic Nevi and Melanotic Macules

…221; melanocytic nevi) of various specific types, all of which are composed of abnormal melanocytes and manifested clinically as lesions of different colors, shapes, and sizes, among them, macules and patches, papules and plaques, and nodules and…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans

…l fibrocytes that presents itself usually on the trunk, but sometimes elsewhere, such as the extremities, face, and scalp. A papule of it tends to become a plaque, a nodule, a tumor, or all of them concurrently. Sometimes a plaque is interspersed…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis: Clinical Case

…erosion on the helical rim of his left ear Initial evaluation Healthy appearing male Tender mildly erythematous dome-shaped papule with central ulceration and crusting Diagnosis: chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis Recommend pressure-offloading…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Papular Urticaria: Treatment

…high- to superpotency topical steroid cream (such as fluocinonide 0.05% or clobetasol 0.05%) 2 to 3 times daily to each new papule until it resolves. Secondary infection is common; treat it with appropriate antibiotics (e.g., oral dicloxacillin or…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Darier’s Disease: Key Points

…esion with subsequent dyskeratosis affecting skin, nails, and mucous membranes. The hallmark skin lesion is a hyperkeratotic papule. The diagnosis of Darier’s disease is thus dependent on clinical features, family history and a characteristic…

Melanoma and satellite blue papule

Melanoma and satellite blue papule

…es, pigmented internal streaks and milky-red area. [Copyright: ©2014 Oliveira et al.] Figure 3. Dermoscopy observation (blue papule): homogeneous blue pattern. [Copyright: ©2014 Oliveira et al.] The blue papule was further examined by reflectance…

What is your diagnosis? A solitary purple papule on the arm

What is your diagnosis? A solitary purple papule on the arm

…reatment was prescribed or used before our consultation. Dermatological examination revealed a 12.5 x 7.5 mm solitary purple papule located on the right upper extremity (Figure 1). Dermatoscopic examination disclosed bluish-red coloration (Figure…

What is your diagnosis? A solitary purple papule on the arm—Answer

What is your diagnosis? A solitary purple papule on the arm—Answer

Below is the answer to the quiz by Dr. Şenel et al presented in the previous issue of Dermatology Practical & Conceptual [2014;4(4):13]. Diagnosis: Kaposi sarcoma. Kaposi sarcoma (KS) was first described by Kaposi in 1872. There are four…