Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lupus: Initial Evaluation

…thematosus Systemic lupus erythematosus Neonatal lupus erythematosus Lupus profundus Differential diagnosis Rosacea, face Tinea faciei Psoriasis Dermatomyositis…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Candidiasis: Initial Evaluation

…nteropathica) Allergic or irritant contact dermatitis Inverse psoriasis Tinea cruris Extramammary Paget’s disease Hailey-Hailey disease Seborrheic dermatitis Bowen’s disease (squamous cell…

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

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

Prurigo Nodularis: Overview

…side effects. Isotretinoin and acitretin in standard acne or psoriasis doses, respectively, may be used as adjunctive treatment in patients with prurigo nodularis. Pitfalls Polymorphous light eruption, especially in Native Americans, may appear id…

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….

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…