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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Atopic Dermatitis: Clinical Cases

…despite topical corticosteroid use He presents with extensive skin disease, much of which is lichenified plaques with thick scale He reports severe pruritus and difficulty sleeping A bacterial culture sent several weeks ago did not reveal bacterial…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Seborrheic Dermatitis

An inflammatory 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…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

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….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

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…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

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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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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Superficial Fungal Infections: Clinical Cases

…cies and antifungal susceptibilities Follow-up at 6 week 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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Candidiasis: Key Points

…tact or occlusion. Although the diagnosis is largely clinical, several tests may confirm the diagnosis. A KOH preparation of scale or pustule fluid contents will reveal pseudohyphae and possibly also yeast forms; oral candidiasis is caused only by…