Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Hand Dermatitis: Key Points

Key Points Hand dermatitis may be difficult to treat due to the thickened skin surface of the hands and the frequent exposure of the hands to irritants and potentially exacerbating factors. Hand dermatitis can range from an acute, extremely pruriti…

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Histiocytosis X/Langerhans Cell Histiocytoses: Overview

…onally deficient. This disorder is classified as single-system disease, multisystem disease, or multisystem disease with organ dysfunction. The skin is one of the most frequently affected organs in patients with both localized (skin only) and multisy…

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Darier’s Disease: Treatment

…atment First-line therapy: The first-line therapy for Darier’s disease is systemic retinoids. First steps The currently accepted primary treatment of moderate-to-severe Darier’s disease is systemic retinoids. Isotretinoin and acitretin are equally e…

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Cicatricial Pemphigoid: Overview

…ess may not always be avoided. Treatment First Steps For oral disease apply superpotent topical steroids in ointment base or Orobase to affected areas. For gingival disease, dental trays filled with corticosteroid ointment worn for 6-8 hours daily m…

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Lichen Planus: Treatment

…y. Apply topical anesthetic (viscous lidocaine) as needed. For disease of the gingivae, a dental tray may enhance therapy. Oral and vulval erosive disease is frequently complicated by secondary infection with Candida albicans. Topical anticandidal th…

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Aphthous Ulcers (Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis, Canker Sore): Key Points

…l diagnosis can include oral involvement of inflammatory bowel disease, gluten sensitivity, Behçet’s syndrome, herpes simplex virus infection, other infections including syphilis, gonorrhea, coxsackievirus infection (hand-foot-mouth disease), and oth…

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Atopic Dermatitis: Treatment

…elf (including site of application) or use of a treatment plan handout may be helpful to avoid under- or over-treatment of skin disease. See patient handout  Treatment Plan for Atopic Dermatitis The simplest treatment regimen is highly recommended,…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Preface

…other viral exanthems, some of which also are vesicular, e.g., hand, foot, and mouth disease caused by Coxsackie A 5, 10, and 16. The team that put this atlas together was made up of close colleagues who also are friends. The co-captains were Bernie…

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Viral Exanthems: Key Points

Key Points Viral exanthems are usually asymptomatic and self-limited, and therapy usually is not required. Recognition of the viral etiology is mostly indicated for counseling patients regarding the course of the infection and regarding contact pre…

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Viral Exanthems: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Patients with a viral exanthem often present with a non-specific morbilliform eruption. In some cases, the skin disease as part of a constellation of other symptoms may indicate a specific viral etiology. Measles German m…