Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

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,…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Sarcoidosis: Key Points

…t most commonly presents as papules, plaques, lupus pernio, or scar- or tattoo-associated lesions. Introduction Sarcoidosis is a complex multisystem inflammatory disease characterized by noncaseating granulomatous inflammation. The vast majority of…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Behçet Syndrome: Overview

…rointestinal complications. Because the pathogenesis of BehÇet syndrome is poorly understood, therapy of the skin lesions is empiric and may be difficult. Treatment should be aimed at relief of cutaneous symptoms and prevention of blindness. Only the…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Herpes Zoster & Varicella: Key Points

…, the development of persistent pain and/or dysesthesia at the sites previously affected by herpes zoster. There is limited evidence to support a definitive intervention to prevent the development of PHN. Management of PHN includes nerve-directed the…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Herpes Zoster & Varicella: Treatment

…ient, and the presence of coexistent diseases contraindicating steroid usage (e.g., active tuberculosis, diabetes mellitus, and at times hypertension, osteoporosis, psychiatric disorders, and peptic ulcer disease). First steps (general measures for a…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Cheilitis Granulomatosa: Overview

Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome Cheilitis granulomatosa is sudden onset of swelling of the lips which progresses to chronic enlargement. The Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome diagnosis is made when lip enlargement is accompanied by facial paralysis or par…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Appendigeal Tumors: Overview

…nt tumors may arise from the cutaneous adnexa (hair follicles, sweat glands, and sebaceous glands). Treatment First Steps A biopsy is usually necessary to establish the diagnosis, except for syringomas. Surgical or laser therapy is the only availabl…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Sweet’s syndrome

Sweet’s syndrome Synonyms Acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Middle-aged persons, more often women than men Distribution of lesions Upper and lower extremities, neck, and face. Sometimes limited to dor…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Sweet’s syndrome

…by markedly edematous acuminate papules and edematous plaques situated mostly on the face, upper part of the trunk, and arms, especially the hands, and often accompanied by fever and leukocytosis. It may be idiopathic or a manifestation of a systemi…