A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Mucha-Habermann Disease

…es that may be hemorrhagic, ulcers, eschars, and, eventually, scars. Alternatively, the macules may evolve more slowly (pityriasis lichenoides chronica) to become scaly papules. In some patients, rapidly developing and slowly evolving lesions may be…

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Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Hypertrophic scars Keloids Differential diagnosis Morphea Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus (note genital and extragenital locations) Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans…

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Vascular Birthmarks: Treatment

…se procedures are often ineffective and may cause disfiguring scars. Patients with rapidly growing or ulcerating HOI who are treated with prednisone require consideration of concomitant antibiotic prophylaxis for Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (pre…

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Acne Vulgaris: Clinical Cases

…comedones on the face, also on the back and chest, no visible scars Treatment Wash skin with non-soap containing wash Apply benzoyl peroxide gel in the morning and adapalene 0.1% or tretinoin 0.025% cream at night to the face; if skin gets irritat…

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Acne Vulgaris: Key Points

…ent’s quality of life, including physical & psychological scars. Distribution, number, and severity of lesions (especially scarring) should influence the approach to acne treatment. Expert consensus suggests that a topical retinoid is first-line…

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Molluscum Contagiosum: Treatment

…ceeds 100, the molluscum lesions begin to resolve, leaving no scars. This takes several months. Aggressive therapy that potentially would scar should not be undertaken until the full beneficial effects of immune reconstitution have been realized. Imm…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Herpes Simplex, Zoster, and Varicella

Conditions caused by infection with different strains of herpesvirus and typified when fully developed by tense vesicles, herpes simplex consisting of grouped vesicles on an erythematous base, zoster being made up of vesicles, sometimes hemorrhagic…