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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Urticaria: Initial Evaluation

…h infection (bacterial, fungal, parasitic, viral), autoimmune disease (including production of auto-antibodies against the IgE receptor, triggering mast cell degranulation), or drug reaction. Whereas foods may be a relevant trigger for acute urticari…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Planus: Clinical Cases

…planus 53-year-old man with hepatitis C viral infection Acute onset of intensely pruritic, purpuric, papular eruption No constitutional symptoms Initial evaluation Bilateral symmetric distribution of 3-5 mm violaceous, flat-topped papules on arms (ac…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pediculosis (Lice): Key Points

…use saliva, which results in pruritus 4-6 weeks following the onset of the infestation. Notably, severe pruritus may result in excoriations with secondary skin infections such as impetigo. Human body (but not head) lice are rarely associated with the…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Allergic Contact Dermatitis: Key Points

…ies can be informed by a careful history, including timing of onset of symptoms. Allergic contact dermatitis is caused by a delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH), or Type IV hypersensitivity, reaction to an allergen. Treatment necessitates avoidance of…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Xerosis: Overview

…d pruritus, and occasionally, nummular dermatitis. The recent onset of generalized xerosis, with or without pruritus, can reflect underlying metabolic or neoplastic disease. Recalcitrant xerosis with secondary pruritus can be the harbinger of systemi…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Alopecia: Clinical Cases

…ling is encouraged Case 2 16-year-old healthy boy with sudden onset of asymptomatic hair loss in patchy areas on the scalp vertex No family history of autoimmune disease, including vitiligo or autoimmune thyroiditis Review of systems does not reveal…