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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Malassezia Infections: Treatment

…patients referred to dermatologists for resistant tinea versicolor have only persistent hypopigmentation. KOH examination of scale taken from these patients does not reveal active infection. This is treated with watchful waiting, support, and…

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…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Malassezia Infections: Initial Evaluation

…gmented, or pink-tan patches on the trunk/upper extremities and occasionally the face; rubbing can manifest subtle inducible scale. Differential diagnosis Differential diagnosis includes seborrheic dermatitis, pityriasis rosea, pityriasis alba,…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Dermatophyte Infections: Clinical Cases

…s and antifungal susceptibilities Follow-up at six weeks Follow-up evaluation Evaluation reveals persistent erythema, subtle scale, and alopecia KOH examination reveals persistent branching hyphae The fungal culture data is reviewed. The infection…

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

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…