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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…

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Seborrheic Dermatitis: Initial Evaluation

…ral wasting as another cutaneous manifestation of AIDS). Prevalence 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…

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Lupus: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Discoid lupus erythematosus Subacute lupus erythematosus Systemic lupus erythematosus Neonatal lupus erythematosus Lupus profundus Differential diagnosis Rosacea, face Tinea faciei Psoriasis Dermatomyositis

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Balanitis: Overview

…cised. The therapy of those two types is discussed separately. Certain specific skin diseases (e.g., Reiter’s disease, psoriasis, lichen planus, lichen sclerosis et atrophicus, syphilis, and scabies) may affect the glans penis preferentially….

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Candidiasis: Key Points

…n area, includes important considerations such as seborrheic dermatitis, tinea (superficial dermatophyte infection), inverse psoriasis, inverse pityriasis rosea, allergic or irritant contact dermatitis, deficiency dermatitis, Hailey-Hailey or…

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Candidiasis: Initial Evaluation

…iency dermatitis (such as 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…

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Ichthyoses/Disorders of Cornification: Overview

…osiform erythroderma generally are higher than those employed for 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…

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Lichen Nitidus: Overview

…Alternate Steps For severe recalcitrant cases, PUVA may be considered. 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…

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Hand Dermatitis: Key Points

…s, including: atopic dermatitis involving the hand, tinea (superficial dermatophyte infection), allergic contact dermatitis, psoriasis, lichen planus, scabies, herpes simplex, pityriasis rubra pilaris, and cutaneous lymphoma. A skin biopsy and/or…