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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Hand Dermatitis: Treatment

…rkeratosis, topical lactic acid 5-12% or urea 10-40% preparations may be added to the above treatment. These will reduce the scale and enhance the penetration of the active agents. Subsequent steps Patients with severe recalcitrant hand dermatitis…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pediculosis (Lice): Initial Evaluation

…casts (circumferential keratinous bands that easily slide up and down the hair shaft), seborrheic dermatitis (loose, greasy scale that is very loosely adherent to hair, if at all), and a superficial fungal infection of the hair shaft. It is…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Erythema Annulare Centrifugum

An inflammatory disease characterized by lesions with arcuate, annular, and serpiginous outlines and by collarettes of scale on the inner margin of lesions that extend outward in centrifugal fashion, disappearing in months as a rule in the absence…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis: Key Points

…more common than recognized in the literature, due to underreporting. CNH occurs as a very painful ulceration, which may be crusted, arising almost invariably on the helix or antihelix of the ear. Some CNH lesions may appear dome shaped or have a…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Bullous Pemphigoid: Clinical Case

…trunk, abdomen, and proximal extremities Numerous tense intact bullae and scattered erosions with some dried adherent serous crust Diagnosis: Bullous pemphigoid If dermatology consultation is available, given presence of bulla and the widespread…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Sarcoidosis: Key Points

…gans will often improve the skin disease as well. In general, there is limited evidence and a paucity of high quality, large scale, randomized, prospective trials in the treatment of sarcoidosis. Much of the data is based on case series,…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Atopic Dermatitis: Initial Evaluation

…on resulting in loss of the lateral aspect of the eyebrows, also known as Hertoghe’s sign. Hypopigmented patches with subtle scale in atopic dermatitis, also known as pityriasis alba. Fissuring is common in the retroauricular fold. Bacterial…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Pemphigus Foliaceus

…inous zone or granular zone of the epidermis, the result of the process being flaccid blisters that give way to erosions and crusts accompanied by erythema. When mostly the trunk is affected, the condition is termed “pemphigus…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Herpes Simplex: Treatment

…course in most patients once lesions are present. Aluminum acetate soaks/compresses or sitz baths to dry blisters or remove crusts may be adjunctively beneficial. In recurrent cases, treatment must be begun at the earliest prodrome and be patient…