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Pediculosis (Lice): Initial Evaluation

…casts (circumferential keratinous bands that easily slide up and 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…

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Candidiasis: Key Points

…tact or occlusion. Although the diagnosis is largely clinical, 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…

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Psoriasis: Principles of Psoriasis Management

…e of emollients to soften and hydrate the epidermis is a cornerstone of psoriasis therapy. Keratolytics. These agents remove scale, soften plaques, and enhance penetration of other therapies. They are most effective when used after adequate…

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Lichen Planus: Initial Evaluation

…of lichen planus are marked by violaceous-to-purple flat-topped papules, often with a white-to-lavender reticulate overlying scale (Wickham’s striae). Patients report intense pruritus and sometimes koebnerization (development of lesions at…

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Lichen Planus: Key Points

…of lichen planus is violaceous-to-purple, flat-topped polygonal papules, often with a white-to-lavender reticulate overlying scale (Wickham’s striae). They may occur in areas of prior trauma or injury (koebnerization). The prevalence of…

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Superficial Fungal Infections: Clinical Cases

…ies and antifungal susceptibilities Follow-up at 6 weeks Follow-up evaluation Evaluation reveals persistent erythema, subtle scale, and alopecia KOH examination reveals persistent branching hyphae The fungal culture data is reviewed. The infection…

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Warts: Clinical Cases

…ight (at home) Follow-up in 3 weeks 3-week follow-up evaluation 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…

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Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis: Key Points

…more common than recognized in the literature, due to underreporting. CNH occurs as a very painful ulceration, which may be crusted, arising almost invariably on the helix or antihelix of the ear. Some CNH lesions may appear dome shaped or have a…

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Bullous Pemphigoid: Clinical Case

…trunk, abdomen, and proximal extremities Numerous tense intact bullae and scattered erosions with some dried adherent serous crust Diagnosis: Bullous pemphigoid If dermatology consultation is available, given presence of bulla and the widespread…