A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Livedo Vasculitis and Livedo Reticularis

A type of small-vessel vasculitis (venulitis) of the skin, occurring especially in the vicinity of the ankle, characterized at first by purpuric macules and patches that, in time, may become hemorrhagic blisters that ulcerate and heal with white, st…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Acne Vulgaris

A disease of infundibulosebaceous units, especially infundibula, that may manifest itself solely as noninflammatory lesions, i.e., comedones and intact cysts, or as inflammatory lesions, i.e., papules, nodules, and pustules. The process may resolve…

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Acne Vulgaris: Key Points

Key Points Acne is a common condition affecting persons of almost all ages; it may begin as early as the neonatal period, and peaks between ages of 13-17. For some patients, acne will persist into the fourth or fifth decade of life. Acne is a chron…

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Acne Vulgaris: Clinical Cases

Clinical Cases Case 1 Mild acne 17-year-old female patient First consultation Regular menses No previous acne treatment Mainly comedones and few inflammatory acne lesions on the face, sensitive skin Treatment Wash skin with non-soap contai…

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Vascular Birthmarks: Treatment

Treatment Treatment of hemangioma of infancy HOI present shortly after birth, and undergo periods of rapid growth during infancy and spontaneous involution during infancy or childhood. Rapid growth may cause severe disfigurement, vision impairment,…

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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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Molluscum Contagiosum: Overview

Overview The therapy of molluscum contagiosum is divided into three treatment groups: children, adults, and the immunosuppressed. Molluscum contagiosum limited to the genital area in children should raise the possibility of child abuse. Children Chi…

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…