Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pyoderma Gangrenosum: Key Points

Key Points Pyoderma gangrenosum is a type of ulcerating neutrophilic dermatosis. The classic morphology of pyoderma gangrenosum is an ulcer with a violaceous rim and undermined border. PG lesions may develop very rapidly (in days) and may be trigg…

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Flushing: Treatment

…hat has been used topically to reduce erythema associated with rosacea. Its efficacy in rosacea suggests that it may be helpful with intermittent flushing associated with other conditions. Pitfalls Patients with drug-related flushing episodes shoul…

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Erythema Multiforme: Key Points

Key Points Erythema multiforme (EM) is a clinical syndrome marked by either target lesions and/or mucosal erosions. It may be idiopathic or seen in association with infections or medications. EM has been reported in association with herpes simplex…

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Seborrheic Dermatitis: Key Points

Key Points Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic intermittent rash typically affecting the face, ears, scalp, and trunk. It is marked by an erythematous papular or macular eruption often with greasy yellow scale, sometimes accompanied by pruritus. Thi…

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Seborrheic Dermatitis: Principles of Seborrheic Dermatitis Management

Principles of Seborrheic Dermatitis Management Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic intermittent condition. There is an initial treatment period followed by maintenance therapy. Many patients will relapse if maintenance therapy is not adequate. Topi…

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Tuberculosis, Cutaneous: Overview

Overview Cutaneous tuberculosis includes all forms of tuberculosis affecting the skin-those in which organisms can be identified (tuberculous ulcer, scrofuloderma, orificial tuberculosis, tuberculosis verrucosa cutis, and lupus vulgaris) as well as…

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Periorificial Dermatitis: Treatment

Treatment First-line therapy: The first-line therapy for periorificial dermatitis is to stop any offending agents. Several therapeutic strategies, including oral antibiotics, topical medications, or both are used to reduce inflammation. Use of gentl…

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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 Ti…

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Flushing: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Differential Diagnosis Images Erythromelalgia Rosacea Urticaria Pigmentosa / Mastocytosis Photosensitivity / Photoallergic Dermatitis Systemic Lupus Erythematosus…