Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Impetigo: Key Points

…characteristic signs of acute infection (i.e., dolor, calor, tumor, and in rare cases may not be erythematous), and because of their tendency to form dry crusts. Moreover, both forms can complicate preexisting dermatoses (e.g., atopic dermatitis, in…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erythema Annulare Centrifugum: Overview

…atory erythema, which is associated with a glucagon-secreting tumor. Treatment First Steps Search for an underlying cause, specifically tinea pedis or cruris. A complete physical examination is required, especially if tinea is not found, to rule out…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Kaposi’s Sarcoma: Overview

…us A2 interferon 30 x 106 IU/m2 three times a week results in tumor regression in slightly over 50% of patients. For localized lymphatic and mucosal disease, radiation therapy in fractionated doses may help control lymph node disease and the associat…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Pigmented tumor in the nostril

…lesion. With a presumed clinical diagnosis of malignant skin tumor, a biopsy was performed. The histological examination revealed the unexpected diagnosis of pigmented inverted follicular keratosis. The inverted follicular keratosis is an uncommon b…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Granular-cell tumor vs. Xanthoma

…y become a plaque or upon it may develop a papule, nodule, or tumor. A papule may develop into a nodule or tumor. The surface of an elevated lesion of melanoma tends to be uneven. When a melanoma is no longer flat, it has capability to metastasize an…