Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Dermatomyositis: Overview

…or correlate with the presence of any systemic involvement. In adult patients with DM, there is a significant increase in the risk of internal malignancy, especially ovarian carcinoma in women. Appropriate screening is required for all adult DM patie…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Drug Eruptions: Initial Evaluation

…Specific clues, such as erythema of the cheeks (Fifth’s disease), or conjunctivitis (measles) may help to differentiate these entities. Fifth’s disease Measles Stevens-Johnson syndrome: Typically marked by target lesions a…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Papular Urticaria: Overview

Hypersensitivity Reactions to Arthropod Bites The bites of many arthropods can trigger hypersensitivity reactions in humans. Exposure to penetrating body parts (setae) of certain moths and caterpillars may cause similar reactions. This chapter discu…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Actinic Keratosis (a.k.a. Solar Keratosis): Clinical Cases

Clinical Cases Few lesions of actinic keratosis 72-year-old woman presents with a 3-month history of several new lesions on the dorsal hands She reports increasing scale and crusting of the lesions, noting that the crusting sloughs intermittentl…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Alopecia: Key Points

Key Points Alopecia, or hair loss, has a broad spectrum of causes. In order to appropriately treat alopecia, the type of hair loss or pathophysiology must be clearly identified. The evaluation for hair loss requires a very thorough history and phys…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Grover’s Disease / Transient Acantholytic Dermatosis: Key Points

…in medications have been reported in association with Grover’s disease. Introduction Grover’s disease, also known as transient acantholytic dermatosis (TAD), is a common pruritic condition that typically affects adult individuals and classically pre…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Pagetoid Bowen’s disease vs. Extramammary Paget’s disease

An inflammatory disease caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi that manifests itself in the skin as erythematous lesions with figurate shapes, e.g., (round, ellipsoid, and arcuate) (erythema chronicum migrans), pseudolymphomatous nodules (lym…