Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Kaposi’s Sarcoma: Overview

…omatic, and only 20% of patients with classic KS die of their disease. For this reason, therapy is often palliative and directed at control of local symptoms. Progressive disease may require more aggressive therapy. First Steps For localized or limi…

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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

…nally 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 multisys…

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Darier’s Disease: Treatment

…tment 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 ef…

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Cicatricial Pemphigoid: Overview

…ss 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 ma…

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Lichen Planus: Treatment

…ible. All patients will clear, but only about 25% will remain disease free. Patients who have a recurrence must be weaned from steroids. Other steroid-sparing alternatives (see below) should be employed. Alternative therapy Photochemotherapy (PUVA)…

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

…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 othe…

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Atopic Dermatitis: Treatment

…lf (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 Suppression of pruritus: All effective anti-pruritic…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Preface

…ther 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 A…

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Hand Dermatitis: References

…ette R et al (2010). Redefining treatment options for chronic hand eczema, JEADV, 24 (Suppl.3): 1-20. Coenraads PJ (2012). Hand eczema, NEJM, 367: 1829-1837. Dirschka T et al (2008). An open-label study assessing the safety and efficacy of alitretino…