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Histiocytosis X/Langerhans Cell Histiocytoses

…alogous to those that compose the folliculosebaceous-apocrine germ in an embryo and that usually manifests clinically as a papule or nodule which may become ulcerated. On the basis of clinico-pathologic correlation, five distinctive types of basal…

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Lichen Planus: Key Points

…planus, especially of the oral mucosa, genitalia, and rarely of the skin, may be complicated by the development of squamous cell carcinoma. Lichen planus may be triggered by or found in association with exogenous factors, such as medications or…

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Histiocytosis X/Langerhans Cell Histiocytoses: Overview

…s universally by 3 months. Severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome and graft vs. host disease may closely mimic Langerhans cell histiocytosis. In Langerhans cell histiocytosis, most patients are immunologically normal prior to therapy when…

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Extramammary Paget’s/Paget’s Disease: Overview

…tract, or lower GI tract (extramammary Paget’s). Mammary Paget’s is almost always associated with an underlying carcinoma. The data on extramammary Paget’s are less clear, but between 25% and 50% have an associated carcinoma. A…

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Venous Stasis: Treatment

…o healing ones. They are also very effective in pain control. Pitfalls A non-healing ulcer may be cutaneous carcinoma (basal cell, squamous cell, etc.) or an inflammatory ulcer (such as pyoderma gangrenosum). Biopsy non-healing ulcerations after…

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Warts: Treatment

…. A biopsy should be performed. This is often associated with HPV 16 or 18, and histologically may show features of squamous cell carcinoma in situ. Total eradication of these lesions should be attempted. They are treated in the same manner as…

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Key Points

…is of the scalp (also known as the follicular occlusion tetrad). Lesions of HS must be monitored for development of squamous cell carcinoma. Progression is often relentless and defies medical management. Early surgery for local and widespread…