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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris

An inflammatory process in which lesions present themselves clinically as red macules and subtle scaly papules. They soon become so confluent that there is widespread redness and scaling punctuated by islands of skin that ostensibly are spared and b…

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Hand Dermatitis: Key Points

…rficial dermatophyte infection), allergic contact dermatitis, psoriasis, lichen planus, scabies, herpes simplex, pityriasis rubra pilaris, and cutaneous lymphoma. A skin biopsy and/or patch testing should be considered in treatment-refractory cases….

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Pruritus Ani: Overview

…ase responsible for pruritusis the principal pitfall. Pinworms, tinea, candidiasis, erythrasma, extramammary Paget’s disease, occult allergic contact dermatitis, hemorrhoids, and psoriasis must be sought prior to therapy or in difficult cases….

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Palmar and Plantar Keratoderma: Overview

…volar surfaces, or as part of a generalized disorder, such as psoriasis, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, or ichthyosis. Discussion of treatment here is limited to inherited forms only. Treatment First Steps There is no uniformly effective therapy for PPK,…

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Prurigo Nodularis: Overview

…side effects. Isotretinoin and acitretin in standard acne or psoriasis doses, respectively, may be used as adjunctive treatment in patients with prurigo nodularis. Pitfalls Polymorphous light eruption, especially in Native Americans, may appear iden…

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Candidiasis: Key Points

…rmatitis, tinea (superficial dermatophyte infection), inverse psoriasis, inverse pityriasis rosea, allergic or irritant contact dermatitis, deficiency dermatitis, Hailey-Hailey or Darier’s disease, axillary granular parakeratosis, Kawasaki synd…

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Candidiasis: Initial Evaluation

…zinc deficiency, aka acrodermatitis enteropathica) Allergic or irritant contact dermatitis Inverse psoriasis Tinea cruris Extramammary Paget’s disease Hailey-Hailey disease Seborrheic dermatitis Bowen’s disease (squamous cell carcinoma)…

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Lichen Nitidus: Overview

…idered. Isotretinoin and acitretin in doses used for acne and psoriasis, respectively, may be effective in refractory symptomatic cases. Pitfalls The pitfalls are those encountered with topical steroid, PUVA, or retinoid therapy. Treatment, other tha…

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Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea capitis

…ea capitis include: seborrheic dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis For pronounced alopecia: alopecia areata, trichotillomania, secondary syphilis, pseudopelade Inflammatory tinea capitis must differentiated from bacterial infections, folliculiti…