Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Porokeratosis: Overview

…r greater. Alternative Steps Cryotherapy may eradicate small superficial lesions, but usually must be applied aggressively enough to create a small superficial scar. Pulse dye laser for erythematous lesions or Nd:YAG laser may be used for cosmetic…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Kaposi’s Sarcoma: Overview

Overview Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) results from endothelial cell proliferation caused by infection with human herpesvirus 8 and occurs in four settings: classic KS, African (endemic) KS, immunosuppressive-associated KS, and AIDS-associated KS. The…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma/ Mycosis Fungoides: Overview

Overview Therapy of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma often requires specialized knowledge, and for this reason it is often appropriate to refer such patients to a medical center with specialized knowledge in the management of CTCL. Since early aggressive t…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis: Key Points

…sions are often mistaken for non-melanoma skin cancers (either basal cell or squamous cell carcinomas). Unlike those cutaneous malignancies, CNH is a benign entity. Pain is a critical feature, as CNH is invariably symptomatic, though patients may not…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Metastatic carcinoma from a breast vs. Morpheiform basal-cell carcinoma

A hamartoma of epidermis, epithelial structures of adnexa, and presumably dermal elements, typified, when fully formed, by a papillated or verrucous yellowish plaque situated usually on the scalp. The condition may present itself as a solitary lesio…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Key Points

…olvement (17%), is sharply demarcated, typically involves more superficial lymphatics within the dermis to give a waxy or intensely superficial edematous appearance. Cellulitis commonly affects the lower extremities, typically affects one limb, and m…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

The dermatoscopic universe of basal cell carcinoma

…y improves the performance of traditional surgical excision of basal cell carcinomas of the head and neck. Dermatol Surg. 2011;37:280–5. Peris K, Ferrari A, Fargnoli MC, et al. Dermoscopic monitoring of tazarotene treatment of superficial basal cel…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Saved by step sections: an unusual presentation of basal cell carcinoma

…epidermis demonstrating slit-like retraction of the palisaded basaloid cells from the adjacent stroma. The diagnosis of superficial basal cell carcinoma was yielded. The patient started topical imiquimod cream (Figure 4A), five days a week for six w…