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Sarcoidosis: Key Points

…ase, which is protean in its presentations but most commonly presents as papules, plaques, lupus pernio, or scar- or tattoo-associated lesions. Introduction Sarcoidosis is a complex multisystem inflammatory disease characterized by noncaseating…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Lupus Erythematosus

Lupus erythematosus (LE) is a multisystem autoimmune connective tissue disease that can have protean effects on the skin. In some patients only the skin is involved, while in others, life-threatening internal complications can arise, ranging from…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Appendigeal Tumors: Overview

…rom the cutaneous adnexa (hair follicles, sweat glands, and sebaceous glands). Treatment First Steps A biopsy is usually necessary to establish the diagnosis, except for syringomas. Surgical or laser therapy is the only available alternative in most…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Cheilitis Granulomatosa: Overview

Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome Cheilitis granulomatosa is sudden onset of swelling of the lips which progresses to chronic enlargement. The Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome diagnosis is made when lip enlargement is accompanied by facial paralysis or…

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Varicella & Herpes Zoster: Key Points

…cella zoster virus from cranial nerve or dorsal root ganglia, thus affecting the skin in a dermatomal distribution. It can disseminate to both the skin and internal organs, most commonly the central nervous system. The hallmark lesion of primary…

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Varicella & Herpes Zoster: Treatment

…ion and prevent complications. This is also true of secondary childhood cases within a household, where early treatment is possible. All immunosuppressed persons of any age with primary varicella infection should be treated with effective antiviral…

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Drug Eruptions: Therapy

Therapy First-line therapy: Prompt identification and discontinuation of the offending agent is an essential first step. In most cases, the cutaneous reaction will resolve in 2-5 days without therapy; patients may continue to get new lesions during…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Viral Exanthems: Initial Evaluation

…r caused most commonly by group A streptococcus. A careful drug history is indicated in the evaluation of a patient with a possible viral exanthem. Morbilliform drug eruption Secondary syphilis Secondary syphilis, caused by the spirochete bacterium…