Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Porokeratosis: Overview

…to initiating therapy. Porokeratosis may be premalignant. Any papule, nodule, or ulcer developing in association with a lesion of porokeratosis must be biopsied. Porokeratosis is an autosomally dominantly inherited genetic trait. Genetic counseling i…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans

…etimes 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 with many nodules and tumors in a cluster. The sarcoma is “lo…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Melanocytic Nevi and Melanotic Macules

…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 tumors….

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

…m 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 papules in the anogenital…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis: Clinical Case

…Healthy appearing male Tender mildly erythematous dome-shaped papule with central ulceration and crusting Diagnosis: chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis Recommend pressure-offloading “doughnut” ear prosthesis, softer pillow, sleeping on the opposite…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Darier’s Disease: Key Points

…e classic skin manifestation is an eruption of hyperkeratotic papules, typically in a seborrheic distribution. Characteristic nail and mucous membrane involvement is common. Superinfection of the skin lesions of Darier’s may result in clinical flares…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Papular Urticaria: Treatment

…ide 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 cephalexin 250 mg 4 times daily for 7 days). First-line managem…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Melanoma and satellite blue papule

…ignant melanoma was made. Simultaneously, a well-defined blue papule was seen on the proximal third of the same arm. Dermoscopy disclosed a homogeneous blue pattern. After clinical and dermoscopic correlation our differential diagnosis for this blue…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

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

…ological 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 2). Surgical excision of the lesion was performed. Histopathologic…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

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 clinica…