Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Seborrheic Dermatitis: Key Points

…or is overlapping with other skin diseases such as rosacea or psoriasis (sebopsoriasis). In children, seborrheic dermatitis can present as “cradle cap” (frontal and parietal scalp regions and/or external auditory canal involvement only) or in conjunc…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Hand Dermatitis: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Differential diagnosis Allergic contact dermatitis of the hand Tinea manuum Palmoplantar keratoderma of psoriasis

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

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…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

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….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

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…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Geographic tongue / Benign migratory glossitis / Annulus migrans: Overview

…t. It is most commonly an isolated finding but may be seen in psoriasis and reactive arthritis. Treatment First Steps Vitamin A acid (tretinoin) 0.025% gel or 0.1% solution applied to the tongue twice daily, usually clears the lesions in less than 1…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Ichthyoses/Disorders of Cornification: Overview

…or other applications (e.g., acne, cancer chemoprevention, or psoriasis), acute side effects can be more severe. Moreover, the benefits of improvement of the skin must be weighed against long-term risks of systemic retinoid therapy. Finally, in prepu…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

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 t…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Seborrheic Dermatitis: Initial Evaluation

…ence The disease in adults is believed to be more common than psoriasis, affecting at 2-5% of the population. Males are affected more often than females. Natural history The disease usually starts with dandruff, which may gradually progress through e…