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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases


…come scaly papules (guttate psoriasis) and well-demarcated plaques (plaque psoriasis) covered with white or silvery lamellar scale. If the process becomes widespread, commonly via an external or intrinsic trigger, an erythroderma results…

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Seborrheic Dermatitis: Initial Evaluation

…Erythematous, scaly, oily-looking patches on the face (nasolabial 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….

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Granuloma Annulare: Key Points

…ncludes tinea infection (which often presents with annular lesions on the dorsal hands as well, although tinea tends to have scale, whereas GA usually does not), sarcoidosis, other cutaneous granulomatous eruptions, and urticarial eruptions. A…

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Porokeratosis: Overview

…t steps Topical 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) 5% cream applied once or 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%…

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Herpes Zoster & Varicella: Key Points

…of vesicular lesions. Patients are considered infectious through direct viral shedding from skin lesions until these lesions crust over and thus require strict contact precautions (especially from immunocompromised, pregnant patients, and patients…

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Superficial Fungal Infections: Clinical Cases

…ies and antifungal susceptibilities Follow-up at 6 weeks Follow-up evaluation Evaluation reveals persistent erythema, subtle scale, and alopecia KOH examination reveals persistent branching hyphae The fungal culture data is reviewed. The infection…

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Warts: Clinical Cases

…ight (at home) Follow-up in 3 weeks 3-week follow-up evaluation Improved (lesion much smaller in size) Excess hyperkeratotic scale and dead skin debrided by scalpel Repeat cryosurgery and ongoing application of salicylic acid under occlusion…

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Lichen Planus: Initial Evaluation

…of lichen planus are marked by violaceous-to-purple flat-topped papules, often with a white-to-lavender reticulate overlying scale (Wickham’s striae). Patients report intense pruritus and sometimes koebnerization (development of lesions at…

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Psoriasis: Principles of Psoriasis Management

…e of emollients to soften and hydrate the epidermis is a cornerstone of psoriasis therapy. Keratolytics. These agents remove scale, soften plaques, and enhance penetration of other therapies. They are most effective when used after adequate…