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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

Palmar and Plantar Keratoderma: Overview

…dermas (PPK) can occur as a primary, inherited disorder of the 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….

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Candidiasis: Initial Evaluation

…cy dermatitis (such as zinc deficiency, a.k.a. 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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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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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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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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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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Pruritus Ani: Overview

…ls Failure to detect a primary disease responsible for pruritusis the principal pitfall. Pinworms, tinea, candidiasis, erythrasma, extramammary Paget’s disease, occult allergic contact dermatitis, hemorrhoids, and psoriasis must be sought…