Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Venous Stasis: Treatment

…that the patients elevate the lower extremity by raising the foot above the level of the heart while sitting or lying down; discourage long periods of standing; and encourage brief exercises-when possible-such as flexion and extension of the calf mu…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Angular Cheilitis: Key Points

…organisms, especially Candida albicans, at the corners of the mouth. Moisture and maceration stemming from chronic exposure to saliva is an important risk factor for developing angular cheilitis; successful treatment and prevention of recurrences req…

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…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Viral Exanthems: Key Points

…ions in immunocompromised patients. Introduction For an overview of characteristic features, differential diagnosis, and prognosis and treatment for measles, varicella, hand-foot-mouth disease, pityriasis rosea and other viral exanthems, see table….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Viral Exanthems: Initial Evaluation

…hem subitum Epstein-Barr virus Coxsackie virus Hand-foot-mouth Varicella Pityriasis rosea Gianotti-Crosti syndrome Gianotti-Crosti syndrome is a non-specific viral eruption marked by monomorphic, lichenoid…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Herpes Simplex: Initial Evaluation

…phthous 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 bright…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Granuloma Annulare: Overview

…se spontaneous resolution of individual lesions or the entire disease process is common. Treatment Initial Steps Prescribe a superpotent topical steroid to be applied to lesions in a thin film twice daily. Although GA is a dermal inflammatory diseas…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Key Points

…derlying abscess or trauma. Trauma, surgery, preexisting skin disease, and chronic lymphedema may be risk factors for cellulitis. There is an important non-infectious differential diagnosis of cellulitis, including contact dermatitis, venous stasis d…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Psoriasis: Clinical Cases

…systemic immunosuppression, but is considering it Treatment Hand/foot soak, PUVA therapy three times a week Liberal use of emollients Topical fluocinonide ointment 0.05% b.i.d. after bathing Follow-up evaluation at 12 weeks Follow-up evaluation Im…