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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Ichthyoses/Disorders of Cornification: Overview

…or other applications (e.g., acne, cancer chemoprevention, or psoriasis), acute side effects can be more severe. Moreover, the benefits of improvement of the skin must be weighed against long-term risks of systemic retinoid therapy. Finally, in prepu…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Geographic tongue / Benign migratory glossitis / Annulus migrans: Overview

…t. It is most commonly an isolated finding but may be seen in psoriasis and reactive arthritis. Treatment First Steps Vitamin A acid (tretinoin) 0.025% gel or 0.1% solution applied to the tongue twice daily, usually clears the lesions in less than 1…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lupus: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Discoid lupus erythematosus Subacute lupus erythematosus Systemic lupus erythematosus Neonatal lupus erythematosus Lupus profundus Differential diagnosis Rosacea, face Tinea faciei Psoriasis Dermatomyositis…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Seborrheic Dermatitis: Initial Evaluation

…ence The disease in adults is believed to be more common than psoriasis, affecting at 2-5% of the population. Males are affected more often than females. Natural history The disease usually starts with dandruff, which may gradually progress through e…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Balanitis: Overview

…Certain specific skin diseases (e.g., Reiter’s disease, psoriasis, lichen planus, lichen sclerosis et atrophicus, syphilis, and scabies) may affect the glans penis preferentially. A total skin examination to rule out these other conditions shou…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Hand Dermatitis: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Differential diagnosis Allergic contact dermatitis of the hand Tinea manuum Palmoplantar keratoderma of psoriasis

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Psoriasis

Psoriasis Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Persons of any age and of both sexes Distribution of lesions Localized, e.g., single papule or plaque, or universal, i.e., erythroderma; between these extremes, a preference for elbows and knees, scal…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Pale-cell acanthoma vs. Psoriasis, plaque expression

An inflammatory process in which lesions present themselves clinically as red macules and subtle scaly papules. They soon become so confluent that there is widespread redness and scaling punctuated by islands of skin that ostensibly are spared and b…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Psoriasis on volar skin vs. Dyshidrotic dermatitis

An inflammatory process in which lesions present themselves clinically as red macules and subtle scaly papules. They soon become so confluent that there is widespread redness and scaling punctuated by islands of skin that ostensibly are spared and b…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Psoriasis vs. Pityriasis rubra pilaris

An inflammatory process in which lesions present themselves clinically as red macules and subtle scaly papules. They soon become so confluent that there is widespread redness and scaling punctuated by islands of skin that ostensibly are spared and b…