Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum: Overview

…dy, however. Lesions on the leg exhibit more of a tendency to ulcerate than lesions elsewhere. Treatment First Steps For nonulcerated, symptomatic lesions (asymptomatic lesions need not be treated), intralesional triamcinolone acetonide 3-5 mg/ml. S…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Key Points

…ma, which evolve at sites of chronic inflammation (Marjolin’s ulcer) and in HS, typically occur on the buttocks. Progression is often relentless and defies medical management. Early surgery for local and widespread lesions is sometimes the best alter…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

An unclear, chronic nasal ulcer

…not taking any drugs. Physical examination showed a painless ulceration on the right nasal fossa (Figure 1) and hyperplastic erythematous lesions on the upper gingival mucosa (Figure 2). He had no fever and there was no lymphadenopathy nor hepatospl…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Pyoderma Gangrenosum

…nifested clinically as pustules. It rapidly extends to become ulcers marked at their periphery by boggy tissue. The skin disease is associated commonly with inflammatory bowel disease, especially ulcerative colitis, and sometimes with rheumatoid arth…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Tuberculosis

An inflammatory process caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. In the skin, it may be primary as a consequence of direct inoculation (tuberculosis verrucosa cutis) or secondary to a focus of tuberculosis in another organ (the lung for lupus vulgaris,…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Syphilis

An inflammatory process, caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum, that tends to evolve through three stages, namely, primary (typified usually by a solitary chancre), secondary (characterized by widespread macules and papules on skin and mucous…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Septic Vasculitis

A small-vessel vasculitis characterized clinically by vesiculopustules on an erythematous base, purpuric macules and papules, and hemorrhagic bullae, and histopathologically by thrombi within venules, a consequence of sepsis….

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis

A papule, sometimes eroded, ulcerated, crusted, or keratotic, on a helix or antehelix consequent to the effects of persistent trauma. Because a lesion of chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis results from the effects of external trauma, analogous to p…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Factitious Dermatitis

…221; disease, for example, by lesions that have sharply angulated margins, lesions that are artificially linear, and ulcers that have a punched-out appearance, all of these changes occurring on sites that are within easy reach of manipulating hands….

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Nodular Vasculitis

…lly at first by one or more red nodules that, in time, become ulcerated and heal with scars, usually on the posterior aspect of the legs of short, thick-legged women. No cause is usually found, but when Mycobacterium tuberculosis is shown to be the a…