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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Rosacea: Key Points

…provide effective options for treating rosacea subtypes. The alpha adrenergic agonist brimonidine (Mirvaso) effectively reduces erythema in erythemato-telangiectactic rosacea, as well as in other subtypes. Ivermectin cream (Soolantra) is highly effe…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Spider Bites: Key Points

…re extremely rare; in the 20th century, there were fewer than 100 confirmed deaths due to spider bites. Spider bite is often a misdiagnosis (and is typically overdiagnosed). The most important consideration in the differential diagnosis of a spider b…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Flushing: Treatment

…ted flushing, such as monosodium glutamate. Brimonidine is an alpha-adrenergic receptor agonist that has been used topically to reduce erythema associated with rosacea. Its efficacy in rosacea suggests that it may be helpful with intermittent flushin…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Sweet’s Syndrome (Acute Febrile Neutrophil Dermatosis): Treatment

…ic agents in combination. First steps Oral prednisone 0.75 to 1 mg/kg daily will result in a dramatic clinical response in 24-48 hours. The rapid response to prednisone is almost diagnostic in cases where the diagnosis is not clear. Continue predniso…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Sarcoidosis: Treatment

…he inactive form (vitamin D 25) to the active form (vitamin D 1,25), and patients may be hypercalcemic as well. When clinicians screen for vitamin D deficiency, they are often only checking vitamin D 25 levels—most patients with sarcoidosis will have…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Porphyria Cutanea Tarda

A disease manifested chiefly in the skin by vesicles and bullae that appear on sites of trauma, especially the face and dorsa of the hands, often in conjunction with macular hyperpigmentation and hypertrichosis of a face and sclerodermoid changes on…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Ichthyoses

Noninflammatory scaly disorders in which polygonal gray or brown scales tend to be elevated at their periphery, causing them to appear to be separated from contiguous scales, findings that are seen in three conditions, namely, ichthyosis vulgaris (a…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Molluscum Contagiosum: Treatment

…roviral therapy (HAART). Once the helper T cell count exceeds 100, the molluscum lesions begin to resolve, leaving no scars. This takes several months. Aggressive therapy that potentially would scar should not be undertaken until the full beneficial…