Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Impetigo: Key Points

Key Points Impetigo is a highly contagious superficial cutaneous infection by Staphylococcus aureus and/or Streptococcus pyogenes. Effective treatment is directed at both organisms. Secondary impetigo, or impetiginization, may complicate preexistin…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erythema Annulare Centrifugum: Overview

…l malignancy; erythema chronicum migrans, which is the primary stage of Lyme disease; erythema marginatum, which occurs with acute rheumatic fever; and necrolytic migratory erythema, which is associated with a glucagon-secreting tumor. First Steps S

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Kaposi’s Sarcoma: Overview

…d. Alitretinoin gel 0.1% may be applied to macular lesions. e. Subsequently, for patients with stage II-A disease and helper T-cell counts over 200/mm3, intramuscular or subcutaneous A2 interferon 30 x 106 IU/m2 three times a week results in tumor re…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae): Key Points

…aureus. Gram-negative forms occur, usually on the face, in the setting of chronic, broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy of acne vulgaris. Since inflammation is limited to the hair follicle, classic signs of infection (dolor, calor, rubor, and tumor) may…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Extramammary Paget’s/Paget’s Disease: Overview

Overview The diagnosis of Paget’s disease or extramammary Paget’s is made when Paget cells are identified in histopathologic specimens from involved skin. The term Paget’s disease is used when the cutaneous lesion is identified inv…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans

A malignant nonepithelial neoplasm (a sarcoma) presumably of perineural fibrocytes that presents itself usually on the trunk, but sometimes elsewhere, such as the extremities, face, and scalp. A papule of it tends to become a plaque, a nodule, a tum…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pyoderma Gangrenosum: Treatment

…on and optimizing wound care. Inflammatory control may require systemic immunosuppression and/or the use of multiple therapeutic agents in combination. First steps Systemic corticosteroids are the initial treatment of choice for patients with establ…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Spitz and Reed nevi: acquired or congenital?

…onflicting with the concept of nevi being hamartomas, to date, Spitz and Reed nevi have been regarded as acquired melanocytic nevi, whereas many other types have already been accepted as being congenital. Here, the reader will find a survey on clinic…