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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Molluscum Contagiosum: Treatment

…extensive molluscum is the institution of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Once the helper T cell count exceeds 100, the molluscum lesions begin to resolve, leaving no scars. This takes several months. Aggressive therapy that…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Planus: Treatment

…0 mg (such as Allegra) may be taken. Before bed, diphenhydramine (such as Benadryl) 50-100 mg or hydroxyzine (such as Atarax) 1-2 mg/kg may be taken. Subsequent therapy Reduce the superpotent fluorinated topical steroid to a medium-potency agent…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pyoderma Gangrenosum: Treatment

…tial treatment of choice for patients with established or multiple ulcerations, rapidly expanding lesions. Initial therapy is 1 mg/kg or higher per day. After a response is seen, gradually taper the dose. If no response is seen in a week, a second…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Sarcoidosis: Key Points

…eous sarcoidosis. While sarcoidosis occurs in all 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…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Pellagra

…arms, face, neck, and V of the chest Individual lesions Symmetrical patches tend to confluence Course Lasting as long as the deficiency of nicotinic acid or tryptophan persists Differential diagnosis clinical Hartnup’s disease is an autosomal…