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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Balanitis: Overview

…xed drug eruption. Consider the possibility of an allergic contact dermatitis (e.g., from condoms or vaginal hygiene spray). Biopsy patients not responding to these measures. Circumcision will usually result in resolution in refractory cases….

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Alopecia: Treatment

…nship between doctor and patient. Pitfalls If the diagnosis is not clear or if not responding to treatment, consider a scalp biopsy. Androgenetic alopecia Topical minoxidil (2% solution or 5% solution or foam, such as generic minoxidil or Rogaine)….

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Pyoderma Gangrenosum: Treatment

…imicked by factitial ulcers. At the institution of therapy, strong consideration should be given to performing an incisional biopsy for routine histology and cultures, and performing appropriate laboratory tests to exclude the above conditions….

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Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis: Key Points

…s a crusted ulceration mimicking a cutaneous malignancy. Diagnosis may be made by clinical exam and the symptom of pain, but biopsy of commonly performed to exclude cutaneous malignancies Treatment is aimed at protecting the area with local…

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Clinical Cases

…red nodules, cysts, and sinus tracts with moderate erythema in bilateral axillae Diagnosis: hidradenitis suppurativa No skin biopsy is required Treatment options discussed; patient opts for systemic antibiotics. Rifampin 300 mg bid and clindamycin…

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Granuloma Annulare: Clinical Case

…Diagnosis: Granuloma annulare Attempt a KOH scraping to evaluate for presence of dermatophyte infestation (ruling out tinea) Biopsy a representative skin lesion for confirmation Perform routine blood work, including complete blood count and…

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Melanoma: References

…ies in cutaneous melanoma: Facts and controversies, Clinics in Dermatology, 28:311-315. Morton DL et al (2006) Sentinel-node biopsy or nodal observation in melanoma, NEJM, 355:1307-1317. National Cancer Institute. Melanoma Treatment (PDQ). 7 Nov…

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Vascular Birthmarks: Key Points

…typically within the first few years of life. They are typically comprised of endothelial cells (staining GLUT-1 positive on biopsy) and blood, without organized blood flow. In most cases, HOI represent asymptomatic benign lesions that do not…

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

…t with differential and peripheral smear, serum protein electrophoresis or immunofixation electrophoresis, or by bone marrow biopsy if there is high clinical suspicion. Sweet’s syndrome may be triggered by medications; a review of the patient’s…