Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Psoriasis: Principles of Psoriasis Management

…stone of psoriasis therapy. Keratolytics. These agents remove scale, soften plaques, and enhance penetration of other therapies. They are most effective when used after adequate hydration. Salicylic acid 2%-10%: Do not use on greater than 20% of the…

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Candidiasis: Key Points

…several tests may confirm the diagnosis. A KOH preparation of scale or pustule fluid contents will reveal pseudohyphae and possibly also yeast forms; oral candidiasis is caused only by the hyphal form of C. albicans. Standard bacterial cultures (with…

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Lichen Planus: Initial Evaluation

…papules, often with a white-to-lavender reticulate overlying scale (Wickham’s striae). Patients report intense pruritus and sometimes koebnerization (development of lesions at areas of trauma/ injury). Presentation is almost always bilateral a…

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Superficial Fungal Infections: Clinical Cases

…up evaluation Evaluation reveals persistent erythema, subtle scale, and alopecia KOH examination reveals persistent branching hyphae The fungal culture data is reviewed. The infection is susceptible to griseofulvin. Griseofulvin is continued another…

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Seborrheic Dermatitis: Initial Evaluation

…c dermatitis can also present as erythematous papules without scale. The distribution of affected areas on the face (nasolabial folds, medial cheeks, chin, and glabella and forehead) and chest are suggestive of the diagnosis. Seborrheic dermati…

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Pediculosis (Lice): Initial Evaluation

…nd down the hair shaft), seborrheic dermatitis (loose, greasy scale that is very loosely adherent to hair, if at all), and a superficial fungal infection of the hair shaft. It is important to note that the primary mode of transmission of hair lice is…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Erythema Annulare Centrifugum

…ory disease characterized by lesions with arcuate, annular, and serpiginous outlines and by collarettes of scale on the inner margin of lesions that extend outward in centrifugal fashion, disappearing in months as a rule in the absence of treatment….

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Atopic Dermatitis: Initial Evaluation

…nown as Hertoghe’s sign. Hypopigmented patches with subtle scale in atopic dermatitis, also known as pityriasis alba. Fissuring is common in the retroauricular fold. Bacterial superinfection (seen as crusting) within fissures is a common…