Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Cicatricial Pemphigoid: Overview

…carring and to control the symptoms or the nutritional problems caused by mucous membrane lesions. Unfortunately, cicatricial pemphigoid is difficult to treat, and blindness may not always be avoided. Treatment First Steps For oral disease apply sup…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Treatment

…ause perirectal and/or genital sinus tracts and abscesses. These may be misdiagnosed as hidradenitis. When to refer to a dermatologist When the diagnosis is not clear. When a biopsy is required to exclude the possibility of cutaneous Crohns diseas

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Key Points

…nflamed abscesses. In rare cases, lesions of pyoderma gangrenosum can occur concurrently within areas of HS or at distant sites. Hidradenitis suppurativa is more prevalent in women. Risk factors for disease include obesity, smoking, and Crohns disea…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pyoderma Gangrenosum: Treatment

sease in sites of trauma). Work-up for an associated disease is mandatory, since control of PG often can be achieved with therapy of the underlying disease process. Inflammatory bowel disease (i.e., both ulcerative colitis and regional enteritis [Cro…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Cheilitis Granulomatosa: Overview

…60 mg/day (0.5-1.0 mg/kg/day) for 2-3 weeks, then taper the dose. Subsequent Steps Search for underlying dental or sinus inflammation. The treatment of these hidden foci of infection may lead to improvement of the cheilitis. Crohns disease ma…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Crohn’s disease

Crohns disease Synonyms Inflammatory bowel disease Regional ileitis Regional enteritis Chronic cicatrizing enteritis Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Young adults; slight predominance of women Distribution of lesions The poles of the ga…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Pagetoid Bowen’s disease vs. Extramammary Paget’s disease

An inflammatory disease caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi that manifests itself in the skin as erythematous lesions with figurate shapes, e.g., (round, ellipsoid, and arcuate) (erythema chronicum migrans), pseudolymphomatous nodules (lym…