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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Psoriasis: Clinical Overview

…ommon in children. Guttate (rain-drop like) variant of psoriasis is sometimes following streptococcal infection (upper respiratory infection). Erythroderma (generalized erythema) of psoriasis. Scalp psoriasis. Invo…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Herpes Simplex: Initial Evaluation

…ns (see below). Bullous lesions of impetigo Herpes zoster is caused by dermatomal reactivation of varicella virus and can also result in grouped clear fluid-to-pus-filled vesicles on an erythematous-to-hemorrhagic…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Porokeratosis: Overview

…ons may be surgically excised. Any nodules arising in lesions of porokeratosis should be biopsied to exclude the development of squamous cell carcinoma. Pitfalls The diagnosis of porokeratosis should be confirmed by biopsy prior to initiating thera…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus: Overview

…refractory and symptomatic cases. Pitfalls Lichen sclerosus of the genitalia is associated with an increased risk of genital squamous cell carcinoma, and patients should be followed for this possibility. Topical tacrolimus may increase the risk for…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Granuloma Inguinale: Overview

…ies are required to establish the diagnosis and to rule out a squamous cell carcinoma in some cases. Early discontinuation of treatment leads to more frequent relapse. Although gentamicin is highly effective, restrict its use to patients who fail to…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Warts: Initial Evaluation

…taris) Flat warts (verruca plana) Genital warts (condyloma acuminata) Bowenoid papulosis Differential diagnosis Actinic keratoses Squamous cell carcinoma Seborrheic keratoses…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Candidiasis: Initial Evaluation

…ic or irritant contact dermatitis Inverse psoriasis Tinea cruris Extramammary Paget’s disease Hailey-Hailey disease Seborrheic dermatitis Bowen’s disease (squamous cell carcinoma)…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Sweet’s Syndrome (Acute Febrile Neutrophil Dermatosis): Treatment

…of the patient’s medication list and empiric discontinuation of classic drug triggers may be necessary to adequately treat the Sweet’s. Dapsone can cause a host of toxic and idiosyncratic side effects. Accelerated hemolysis owing to shortened red ce…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Dermatomyositis: Overview

…kin involvement do not predict or correlate with the presence of any systemic involvement. In adult patients with DM, there is a significant increase in the risk of internal malignancy, especially ovarian carcinoma in women. Appropriate screening is…

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