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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pruritus Ani: Overview

…ase responsible for pruritusis the principal pitfall. Pinworms, tinea, candidiasis, erythrasma, extramammary Paget’s disease, occult allergic contact dermatitis, hemorrhoids, and psoriasis must be sought prior to therapy or in difficult cases….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Candidiasis: Key Points

…rmatitis, tinea (superficial dermatophyte infection), inverse psoriasis, inverse pityriasis rosea, allergic or irritant contact dermatitis, deficiency dermatitis, Hailey-Hailey or Darier’s disease, axillary granular parakeratosis, Kawasaki synd…

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

Lichen Nitidus: Overview

…idered. Isotretinoin and acitretin in doses used for acne and psoriasis, respectively, may be effective in refractory symptomatic cases. Pitfalls The pitfalls are those encountered with topical steroid, PUVA, or retinoid therapy. Treatment, other tha…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Palmar and Plantar Keratoderma: Overview

…volar surfaces, or as part of a generalized disorder, such as psoriasis, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, or ichthyosis. Discussion of treatment here is limited to inherited forms only. Treatment First Steps There is no uniformly effective therapy for PPK,…

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…

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

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

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…