Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Molluscum Contagiosum: Treatment

Treatment First-line therapy: The first-line therapy for molluscum is cryotherapy (preferably by spray rather than application using a swab), which is quick and effective. First steps Another effective therapy for molluscum (especially facial or t…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Sarcoidosis: Key Points

…ll ethnic groups and age ranges, with an overall prevalence of 10-40 cases per 100,000 persons, the annual incidence in African Americans is significantly higher, while that in Japanese is markedly lower. Scandinavia has the world’s highest prevalenc…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pyoderma Gangrenosum: Treatment

Treatment First-line therapy: The first-line therapy for pyoderma gangrenosum is comprised of two key elements: controlling inflammation and optimizing wound care. Inflammatory control may require systemic immunosuppression and/or the use of multip…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases


Pellagra Synonyms Niacin deficiency Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Any age and either sex; more common in developing countries in which malnutrition is prevalent, but may be seen in industrialized countries where factors for malnutrition, e….

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Identification of Basic Patterns: Skin: Perivascular Dermatitis

See Figs. 5.16 A&B, 5.17 A&B, 5.18 A&B, 5.19 A&B, 5.20 A&B, 5.21 A&B, and 5.22 A&B Figure 5.16 A. Perivascular dermatitis, perivascular only, superficial. B. Perivascular dermatitis, perivascular only, superficial and…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Churg-Strauss Granuloma and Allergic Granulomatosis?

…called attention to the condition in an abstract published in 1949 and they expanded on it in 1951 in an article about “allergic granulomatosis, allergic angiitis, and periarteritis nodosa.” Their concept of allergic granulomatosis, as e…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Regression of nevi in a melanoma patient treated with interferon

…ray granularity which in general represent regression (Figures 1, 2). In order to further analyze the lesions, confocal microscopy was performed (VivaScope 1500, Lucid Inc, Rochester, New York). Instrumentation and acquisition procedures have been de…