Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Alopecia: Key Points

Key Points Alopecia, or hair loss, has a broad spectrum of causes. In order to appropriately treat alopecia, the type of hair loss or pathophysiology must be clearly identified. The evaluation for hair loss requires a very thorough history and phys…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Infundibulitis secondary to medications systemic

Infundibulitis secondary to medications systemic Comment Findings histopathologic in infundibulitis secondary to medications administered systemically are no different from those in suppurative infundibulitis of any noninfectious cause, with the exc…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Infundibulitis secondary to agents topical

Infundibulitis secondary to agents topical Comment Noninfectious infundibulitides can be divided roughly into those of cause internal and those of cause external. Examples of internal causes of suppurative infundibulitis are drugs of different kinds…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

"Folliculitis" (Infundibulitis)

An inflammatory process that results from the effects of a drug administered systemically, e.g., by ingestion, inhalation, injection, or application rectally, and manifested usually by lesions distributed widely and symmetrically. Any of the many ex…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Dermatophytosis

An inflammatory process caused by superficial fungi, i.e., fungi situated superficially in the cornified layer and in other cornified structures, and expressed clinically as smooth-surfaced papules, scaly papules, scaly plaques, nodules, pustules, v…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Pyoderma Gangrenosum

An inflammatory process that often begins as a suppurative folliculitis manifested clinically as pustules. It rapidly extends to become ulcers marked at their periphery by boggy tissue. The skin disease is associated commonly with inflammatory bowel…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Impetigo: Treatment

Treatment First-line treatment: For limited skin involvement, topical antibiotic treatment is first-line and there is evidence that it may be superior to systemic therapy. In limited cases topical antibiotic ointment applied t.i.d. to infected lesio…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Angular Cheilitis: Clinical Cases

Clinical Cases Case 1 68-year-old healthy female No significant past medical history Edentulous with ill-fitting dentures Presents for evaluation and management of long-standing “lip ulcers” Initial evaluation Healthy appearing fem…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pernio/Chilblains: Key Points

Key Points Chilblains (pernio) is a benign condition that occurs in cold, damp environments and presents with symmetric, distal, transient red-to-purple lesions on the extremities. Treatment is centered on keeping the patient warm and avoiding expo…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Acne Vulgaris: Treatment

Treatment Mild to moderate acne First-line therapy (comedonal acne only): topical retinoid First-line therapy (mild inflammatory acne): topical retinoid alone, topical retinoid + topical antimicrobial Topical retinoids are considered first…