Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Porokeratosis: Overview

…sis should be biopsied to exclude the development of squamous cell carcinoma. Pitfalls The diagnosis of porokeratosis should be confirmed by biopsy prior to initiating therapy. Porokeratosis may be premalignant. Any papule, nodule, or ulcer develop…

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

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

Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis: Key Points

…ions 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 note…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Key Points

…lvement (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 ma…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Extramammary Paget’s Disease and Mammary Paget’s Disease

Extramammary Paget’s disease is an apocrine carcinoma that begins within the epidermis and presents itself clinically as a patch or a subtle plaque that extends centrifugally for many years before becoming a readily discernible thick plaque, a…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Mammary Paget’s

Mammary Paget’s disease is an apocrine carcinoma that begins in mammary glands and extends along lactiferous ducts to the epidermis where it is seen clinically as a scaly, crusted, or eroded plaque on the nipple or areola of women mostly, and…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Planus: Key Points

…f the skin, may be complicated by the development of squamous cell carcinoma. Lichen planus may be triggered by or found in association with exogenous factors, such as medications or contact allergens; a treatable cause should always be sought. Nearl…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erythema Annulare Centrifugum: Overview

…nt is otherwise supportive. Gyrate erythemas are divided into superficial and deep types, the superficial types having the classic annular morphology and the “trailing” scale. The deep type are usually “urticarial” lesions, wi…