Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Pityrosporum folliculitis

…lly young adults, this infection is suggested by monomorphous follicular-based papules or pustules that favor oily sites on the body: trunk, intertriginous areas, groin; however facial lesions are common in infants and immunocompromised individuals….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae): Key Points

Key Points Folliculitis is a term that encompasses follicular-based inflamed papules or pustules that may stem from a wide variety of causes. Important causes of folliculitis include infection (bacterial, yeast, and viral), friction, medication-in…

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Lichen Planus: Initial Evaluation

…nd the ankles. Malignant transformation has been reported. Follicular disease, also known as lichen planopilaris, is often associated with scarring hair loss and may present on the vertex (classic lichen planopilaris), with frontal accentuation (f…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Acne Vulgaris: Key Points

…, and scarring are seen in more severe disease. Factors involved in the pathogenesis of acne include: alteration of follicular keratinization, presence of bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes), sex hormone production (androgens) and sebum production….

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Atopic Dermatitis: Initial Evaluation

…. Fissuring is common in the retroauricular fold. Bacterial superinfection (seen as crusting) within fissures is a common complication. Keratosis pilaris or follicular hyperkeratosis in atopic dermatitis. Hyperlinearity of the palms….

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Acne Vulgaris: Initial Evaluation

…edonal acne: Open (blackheads) and closed (whiteheads) 1-2 mm follicular-based papules. Some of the lesions are excoriated. Inflammatory acne: The lesions of inflammatory acne include erythematous papules and pustules, nodules and cysts. These…

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Seborrheic Dermatitis: Principles of Seborrheic Dermatitis Management

…nfancy and before adolescence is rare (owing to inactivity of sebaceous glands). In contrast, tinea capitis is common in this age group. The presence of various degrees of hair loss is suggestive of tinea capitis. A fungal culture and/or scraping sho…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Sebaceous Units

…present commonly not only within infundibula, but also within sebaceous ducts of infundibuloapocrine-sebaceous-follicular units positioned on the face. That organism is a normal inhabitant of those sites. Study of sebaceous glands by electron microsc…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Sebaceous Epithelioma?

Sebaceous epithelioma or sebaceoma. . . Sebaceous epithelioma, in contrast to sebaceous adenoma, grows in irregular masses and does not contain as many mature sebaceous cells.” Hashimoto K, Lever WF. Tumors of skin. In: Fitzpatrick TB…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Follicular Degeneration Syndrome?

…Histopathology of the Skin. 9th ed. 2005; 493-4. The “follicular degeneration syndrome,” described by Sperling and Sau in 1992 and elaborated on by Sperling et al. in 1994, is said to represent a “clinically and histologically dis…