Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Psoriasis: Clinical Overview

…erythematous papules and plaques with silvery hyperkeratotic scale that affects the scalp, ears, palms, soles, elbows, knees, and intergluteal cleft; it usually spares the face in adults, but may involve the face in approximately half of affected ch…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Seborrheic Dermatitis

…ry process that consists of tiny papules covered by prominent scales and localized typically to the “seborrheic region,” namely, scalp, forehead, eyebrows, malar eminences, paranasal and nasolabial folds, and retroauricular zone, and some…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Seborrheic Dermatitis: Initial Evaluation

…ial folds, medial cheeks, chin, glabella, forehead) and thick crust on the scalp are typical affected areas. Seborrheic dermatitis can also present as erythematous papules without scale. The distribution of affected areas on the…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Porokeratosis: Overview

…twice daily to lesions, until the epidermis desquamates and a crust forms, will often resolve superficial lesions. On thick-skinned areas, retinoic acid 0.1% cream or salicylic acid 6% gel may be added to enhance effect. Treatment usually requires at…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Herpes Zoster & Varicella: Key Points

…h direct viral shedding from skin lesions until these lesions crust over and thus require strict contact precautions (especially from immunocompromised, pregnant patients, and patients who have never had varicella before). Although there is excellent…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Actinic Keratosis (a.k.a. Solar Keratosis): Initial Evaluation

…ay lack erythema, and are best discerned clinically by palpation rather than visual inspection. Actinic keratoses can present with a cutaneous horn, a column of hyperkeratotic scale lying over an ill-defined erythematous scaly papule….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Planus: Initial Evaluation

…papules, often with a white-to-lavender reticulate overlying scale (Wickham’s striae). Patients report intense pruritus and sometimes koebnerization (development of lesions at areas of trauma/ injury). Presentation is almost always bilateral a…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Planus: Key Points

…papules, often with a white-to-lavender reticulate overlying scale (Wickham’s striae). They may occur in areas of prior trauma or injury (koebnerization). The prevalence of hepatitis C viral (HCV) infection-not hepatitis B-is higher in patient…