Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Atopic Dermatitis: Clinical Cases

…clinic with much improved comfort of the skin. There is less scale and her skin appears well-moisturized but the hypopigmentation persists. Recommend hydrocortisone 1% ointment b.i.d. (face) and hydrocortisone 2.5% ointment b.i.d. (body) Continue dr…

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…

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Granuloma Annulare: Key Points

…ons 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 diagnosis of GA may be made clinically, but confirmation with biopsy…

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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…

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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….

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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…