Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Venous Stasis: Treatment

Treatment Stasis dermatitis First-line therapy: The first-line therapy for stasis dermatitis includes control of edema, if possible, and use of an anti-inflammatory topical medication such as a medium potency topical corticosteroid. Stasis dermati…

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Keratosis Pilaris: Key Points

Key Points Keratosis pilaris (KP) is a common, often autosomal dominantly inherited benign disorder that presents with hyperkeratotic papules with a central spicule on facial cheeks, upper posterior arms, lateral thighs, and buttocks. KP often pre…

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Photosensitivity Dermatoses: Overview

Photosensitive drug eruptions, polymorphous light eruption, chronic actinic dermatitis (CAD -includes the conditions previously called photosensitive eczema, actinic reticuloid and persistent light reaction). Photosensitivity dermatoses are caused e…

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Hand Dermatitis: Key Points

Key Points Hand dermatitis may be difficult to treat due to the thickened skin surface of the hands and the frequent exposure of the hands to irritants and potentially exacerbating factors. Hand dermatitis can range from an acute, extremely pruriti…

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Periorificial Dermatitis: References

References Chen A, Zirwas M (2009) Steroid-induced rosacealike dermatitis: case report and review of the literature, Cutis, 83(4): 198-204. Jansen T, Melnik BC, Schadendorf D (2010) Steroid-induced periorificial dermatitis in children-clinical featu…

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Allergic Contact Dermatitis: References

References Davis M (2009) Unusual patterns of contact dermatitis: medicaments, Dermatol Clinics 27:289-297. Lee P, Elsaie M, Jacobs S (2009) Allergic contact dermatitis in children: common allergens and treatment: A review. Curr Opin Peds 21:491-49…

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Alopecia: Clinical Cases

Clinical Cases Case 1 8-year-old healthy girl with a two-year history of hair loss Irregular, jagged and scattered patches of hair loss on the scalp; no eyelashes Parents note that hair loss started when the family moved to a new state and descr…

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Keratosis Pilaris: Clinical Case

Clinical Case 18-year-old healthy female Family history notable for atopic dermatitis and allergic rhinitis Presents for evaluation and management of long-standing “rash” on bilateral posterior arms Asymptomatic rash Primary concern…

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Allergic Contact Dermatitis: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation The presentation of allergic contact dermatitis may range from mild edema, erythema, or eczematous papules and plaques, to bright erythema with vesicles, bullae, and crusting; less e…

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Vascular Birthmarks: Key Points

Key Points Vascular birthmarks are cutaneous vascular lesions present at, or shortly after, birth. They may be categorized as vascular tumors or vascular malformations. The term hemangioma has previously been used to describe many common, typicall…