Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Seborrheic Dermatitis: Principles of Seborrheic Dermatitis Management

…eyelashes, use baby shampoo on a cotton ball to gently remove scale. For more severe cases, add a topical steroid. Seborrheic dermatitis of non-scalp regions is extremely steroid-responsive, and therefore potent fluorinated steroids need not be used….

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Erythema Annulare Centrifugum

…ory 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 of treatment….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis: Key Points

…n the helix or antihelix of the ear, which often appears as a crusted ulceration mimicking a cutaneous malignancy. Diagnosis may be made by clinical exam and the symptom of pain, but biopsy of commonly performed to exclude cutaneous malignancies Trea…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Atopic Dermatitis: Initial Evaluation

…nown 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 superinfection (seen as crusting) within fissures is a common…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Sarcoidosis: Key Points

…here 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, retrospective studies, and expert opinion. There exist proposed treatment a…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Pemphigus Foliaceus

…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 foliaceus,” when mostly the face and upper part of the chest are involved,…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Herpes Simplex: Treatment

…tate 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 initiated. Topical acyclovir ointment is of almost no benefit in…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Identification of Basic Patterns: Skin: Perivascular Dermatitis

…of acuteness. Eruptive psoriasis, characterized by mounds of scale-crust that house neutrophils at the summit of them, is affiliated, consistently, with erythrocytes extravasated in the upper part of the dermis and, often, in the epidermis. Figur…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Applicable Terms

…e of vesiculopustules or pustules, both of which eventuate in crusts. They resemble impetigo histopathologically because bacteria, often in clumps, are seen to adorn crusts and scale-crusts. Pruritic spongiotic dermatitides, such as allergic contact…