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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Darier’s Disease: Treatment

…4-8 weeks), reduce the daily retinoid dose. Maintenance therapy constitutes the lowest dose that suppresses the most severe disease features. Since the disease tends to be relatively quiescent during winter months, if possible discontinue retinoid…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Urticaria Pigmentosa / Mastocytosis: Key Points

…Most childhood cases will experience a limited course and spontaneous resolution by adolescence. A subset of children whose disease persists may behave more like adult cases of cutaneous mastocytosis, and may warrant c-kit testing or other workup….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

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

…ntermittently (but then recurs) No prior history of skin cancer History of extensive sun exposure during her youth and early adult life A complete skin exam reveals no additional suspicious lesions Initial treatment Liquid nitrogen spray (thaw time…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Dermatomyositis: References

…es. J Am Acad Dermatol, 54(4): 597-613. Morganroth P, Kreider M, Werth V. (2010) Mycophenolate mofetil for interstitial lung disease in dermatomyositis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), 62(10): 1496-501. Zaba LC, Fiorentino DF. (2012) Skin disease in…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Alopecia: Key Points

…alis) Likely autoimmune; often associated with autoimmune or autoinflammatory medical conditions (such as autoimmune thyroid disease) Lymphocytic non-scarring alopecia, with collections of lymphocytes at terminal hair follicles Intralesional…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Papular Urticaria: Treatment

…ired under furniture and in crevices along the wallboards. (v) Vacuum the entire house and all furniture to pick up eggs and adult fleas. Dispose of the vacuum bags immediately after vacuuming. (vi) Re-treatment of the pets and environment may be…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Grover’s Disease / Transient Acantholytic Dermatosis: Key Points

…care and frequent emollient use may prevent recurrences. Certain 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…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Drug Eruptions: Key Points

…c involvement); complex drug eruptions in rare cases can be fatal. Simple drug eruptions typically occur within 4-14 days of onset of the agent. The timing of presentation often reflects whether there has been prior exposure to the drug or drug…

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…