Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Psoriasis: References

References Carter JD, Ladhani A, Ricca LR, et al. (2009) A safety assessment of tumor necrosis factor antagonists during pregnancy: a review of the Food and Drug Administration database. J Rheumatol, 36(3):635-41. Griffiths CE, Strober BE, van de Ke…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Impetigo: Key Points

Key Points Impetigo is a highly contagious superficial cutaneous infection by Staphylococcus aureus and/or Streptococcus pyogenes. Effective treatment is directed at both organisms. Secondary impetigo, or impetiginization, may complicate preexistin…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae): Key Points

Key Points Folliculitis is a term that encompasses follicular-based inflamed papules or pustules that may stem from a wide variety of causes. Important causes of folliculitis include infection (bacterial, yeast, and viral), friction, medication-in…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Extramammary Paget’s/Paget’s Disease: Overview

Overview The diagnosis of Paget’s disease or extramammary Paget’s is made when Paget cells are identified in histopathologic specimens from involved skin. The term Paget’s disease is used when the cutaneous lesion is identified inv…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans

…nd scalp. A papule of it tends to become a plaque, a nodule, a tumor, or all of them concurrently. Sometimes a plaque is interspersed with many nodules and tumors in a cluster. The sarcoma is "low grade," i.e., it metastasizes only episodic…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pyoderma Gangrenosum: Treatment

Treatment First-line therapy: The first-line therapy for pyoderma gangrenosum is comprised of two key elements: controlling inflammation and optimizing wound care. Inflammatory control may require systemic immunosuppression and/or the use of multip…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Pigmented tumor in the nostril

Abstract A 64-year-old man was noted to have a single pigmented lesion in the nostril of his nose. Clinical examination revealed a 5 mm nodular growth and brown lesion. With a presumed clinical diagnosis of malignant skin tumor, a biopsy was perform…