Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Hand Dermatitis: References

References Coenraads PJ (2012) Hand eczema, NEJM, 367: 1829-1837. Bissonnette R et al (2010) Redefining treatment options for chronic hand eczema, JEADV, 24 (Suppl.3): 1-20. Dirschka T et al (2008) An open-label study assessing the safety and effica…

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Venous Stasis: Treatment

…ring the post-surgical period. Cholesterol emboli, sickle cell disease, polyarteritis nodosa, Buerger’s disease, cocaine use, and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome may all cause lower leg ulcerations. If the ulcer is atypical or fails to heal,…

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Psoriasis: Clinical Cases

Clinical Cases Case 1 Localized plaque psoriasis 32-year-old man with >10 year history of isolated plaques on both elbows, also with nail pitting. He is not concerned with the nail changes. Uses emollients and/or hydrocortisone daily witho…

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Angular Cheilitis: Key Points

…microorganisms, especially C. albicans, at the corners of the mouth. It is seen in five settings: infants; edentulous, usually elderly, persons, owing to constant maceration of the angle of the mouth; adolescents and adults who wear orthodontic devi…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Histiocytosis X

A proliferation of abnormal Langerhans’ cells that may affect internal organs, e.g., the spleen, liver, and bone, sometimes with fatal outcome, as well as the skin, where lesions usually manifest themselves as purpuric papules or ulcers that m…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease

…Dermatol 1969;99:243-46. Gillard P, de la Brassinne M. [Hand, foot and mouth disease, a not so benign affection: clinical reminder and potential complications]. Rev Med Liege 2003;58(10):635-37. Ranganathan S, Singh S, Poh CL, Chow VT. The hand, foo…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease

A proliferation of abnormal Langerhans’ cells that may affect internal organs, e.g., the spleen, liver, and bone, sometimes with fatal outcome, as well as the skin, where lesions usually manifest themselves as purpuric papules or ulcers that m…

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Erythema Multiforme: Clinical Cases

…ith asymptomatic lesions on the palms (approximately 8 on each hand) and soles (approximately 4-5 on each foot) that developed one day after new vesicles developed on her lips This is the first time she has developed skin lesions in association with…

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Herpes Simplex: Initial Evaluation

…Aphthous ulcers are typically recurrent ulcers that affect the mouth or genitalia, and may occur sporadically or in the context of a systemic disease (such as inflammatory bowel disease). They are marked by a small, often painful pustule with a brigh…