Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Nitidus: Overview

…y be considered. Isotretinoin and acitretin in doses used for acne and psoriasis, respectively, may be effective in refractory symptomatic cases. Pitfalls The pitfalls are those encountered with topical steroid, PUVA, or retinoid therapy. Treatment…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae): Treatment

…pers or rotary shavers. Pitfalls PFB may be misdiagnosed as acne vulgaris, pyoderma, or razor “allergy.” If there is any doubt refer the patient for evaluation. Do not be disappointed by therapeutic failure. Work with the patient (and e…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Periorificial Dermatitis: Key Points

Key Points Periorificial dermatitis is a common acneiform eruption of the face that is marked by erythematous papules, sometimes with scale. Comedones are typically not present and enable its distinction from classic acne. It typically affects the…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Prurigo Nodularis: Overview

…risk of side effects. Isotretinoin and acitretin in standard acne or psoriasis doses, respectively, may be used as adjunctive treatment in patients with prurigo nodularis. Pitfalls Polymorphous light eruption, especially in Native Americans, may a…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lymphomatoid Papulosis: Overview

…and does not autoinvolute must be biopsied to rule out the development of anaplastic CD30+ large cell lymphoma. Oral bexarotene may be associated with hypothyroidism as well as all the standard retinoid toxicities discussed in the chapter on acne….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae): Key Points

…the setting of chronic, broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy of acne vulgaris. Since inflammation is limited to the hair follicle, classic signs of infection (dolor, calor, rubor, and tumor) may be absent, making differentiation from milaria, papuloves…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Folliculitis (Infundibulitis) and Pseudofolliculitis (Pseudoinfundibulitis)

…ibula, is either noninfectious, as in the case of pustules of acne vulgaris, or infectious, as in the case of pustules caused by Staphylococcus aureus. In contrast, pseudoinfundibulitis is a foreign-body type of inflammatory process that results from…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Acne vulgaris

Synonyms Acne simplex Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Adolescents of both sexes; usually more severe in males. May affect neonates. Distribution of lesions Regions in which large sebaceous units are joined to vellus follicles, i.e., the face,…