Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Hand Dermatitis: Treatment

…ns may be added to the above treatment. These will reduce the scale and enhance the penetration of the active agents. Subsequent steps Patients with severe recalcitrant hand dermatitis may be treated with soak or oral PUVA, UVB, or UVA-1 photothera…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Warts: Clinical Cases

…Improved (lesion much smaller in size) Excess hyperkeratotic scale and dead skin debrided by scalpel Repeat cryosurgery and ongoing application of salicylic acid under occlusion Follow-up in 3 week intervals (requires 3 additional visits to eradicat…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Seborrheic Dermatitis: Principles of Seborrheic Dermatitis Management

…eyelashes, use baby shampoo on a cotton ball to gently remove scale. For more severe cases, add a topical steroid. Seborrheic dermatitis of non-scalp regions is extremely steroid-responsive, and therefore potent fluorinated steroids need not be used….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

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…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Candidiasis: Clinical Cases

…here are brightly erythematous macerated patches with minimal scale and satellite pustules KOH prep of fluid taken from unroofed pustule reveals pseudohyphae and yeast forms Diagnosis: Candidiasis Recommendation: clotrimazole 1% cream b.i.d. to affec…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Nummular Dermatitis: Overview

…s in any recalcitrant case. A KOH preparation is indicated if scale or an active border is present. Relapse is common if initial treatment is too brief or insufficient. Despite the bland appearance of the lesions, nummular dermatitis is relatively re…

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….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Sarcoidosis: Key Points

…here is limited evidence and a paucity of high quality, large scale, randomized, prospective trials in the treatment of sarcoidosis. Much of the data is based on case series, retrospective studies, and expert opinion. There exist proposed treatment a…