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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Prurigo Nodularis: Overview

…per day can be used, these high doses dramatically increase the 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…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae): Treatment

…y triple-headed razor. A pre-shave is recommended when using clippers 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…

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

Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae): Key Points

…f S. aureus. Gram-negative forms occur, usually on the face, in 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…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Acne Keloidalis Nuchae: Clinical Case

…e Firm keloidal plaque (5×2 cm) on the nape studded with pustules, notable hair loss and dolls’ hair tufting Diagnosis: acne keloidalis nuchae A bacterial culture of a pustule is performed Doxycycline 100 mg b.i.d. and benzoyl peroxide wash 5%…

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Xerosis: Overview

…as a consequence of asteatosis which may result from suppression of sebaceous gland function during isotretinoin therapy of acne. Whether xerosis occurs solely as a natural consequence of aging is not known, but it seems clear that normal aging is…

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Lymphomatoid Papulosis: Overview

…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….

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Ichthyoses/Disorders of Cornification: Overview

…and nonbullous congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma generally are higher than those employed for other applications (e.g., acne, cancer chemoprevention, or psoriasis), acute side effects can be more severe. Moreover, the benefits of improvement of…