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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Behçet Syndrome: Overview

…lesions is empiric and may be difficult. Treatment should be aimed at relief of cutaneous symptoms and prevention of blindness. Only the treatment of the cutaneous disease is discussed in this section. Systemic Therapy First Steps For the mucosal…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Lupus Erythematosus

Lupus erythematosus (LE) is a multisystem autoimmune connective tissue disease that can have protean effects on the skin. In some patients only the skin is involved, while in others, life-threatening internal complications can arise, ranging from…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Varicella & Herpes Zoster: Treatment

…ion and prevent complications. This is also true of secondary childhood cases within a household, where early treatment is possible. All immunosuppressed persons of any age with primary varicella infection should be treated with effective antiviral…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Appendigeal Tumors: Overview

…rom the cutaneous adnexa (hair follicles, sweat glands, and sebaceous glands). Treatment First Steps A biopsy is usually necessary to establish the diagnosis, except for syringomas. Surgical or laser therapy is the only available alternative in most…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Varicella & Herpes Zoster: Key Points

…cella zoster virus from cranial nerve or dorsal root ganglia, thus affecting the skin in a dermatomal distribution. It can disseminate to both the skin and internal organs, most commonly the central nervous system. The hallmark lesion of primary…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Cheilitis Granulomatosa: Overview

Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome Cheilitis granulomatosa is sudden onset of swelling of the lips which progresses to chronic enlargement. The Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome diagnosis is made when lip enlargement is accompanied by facial paralysis or…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Viral Exanthems: Initial Evaluation

…r caused most commonly by group A streptococcus. A careful drug history is indicated in the evaluation of a patient with a possible viral exanthem. Morbilliform drug eruption Secondary syphilis Secondary syphilis, caused by the spirochete bacterium…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Drug Eruptions: Therapy

Therapy First-line therapy: Prompt identification and discontinuation of the offending agent is an essential first step. In most cases, the cutaneous reaction will resolve in 2-5 days without therapy; patients may continue to get new lesions during…