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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Aphthous Ulcers (Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis, Canker Sore): Treatment

…robial rinses may reduce the number of outbreaks and increase disease-free periods between ulcerations. Gel-based topical are the easiest to apply and tend to be better tolerate than other vehicles. Topical medicaments may be compounded in alternativ…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erythema Multiforme: Clinical Cases

…th asymptomatic lesions on the palms (approximately 8 on each hand) and soles (approximately 4-5 on each foot) that developed one day after new vesicles developed on her lips This is the first time she has developed skin lesions in association with h…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Planus: Initial Evaluation

…ucosa is commonly affected (15% of cases), and buccal mucosal disease is present in 90% of cases of oral lichen planus. When oral involvement is present, patients may subjectively complain of discomfort, stinging, or pain due to hot foods and drinks….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Drug Eruptions: Initial Evaluation

…ation or target lesions Skin pain Mucosal inflammation: eyes, mouth, genitalia Lymphadenopathy Any medication may cause some type of adverse cutaneous eruption; common offenders include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, sulfa-based medications,…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease Synonyms Enteroviral vesicular stomatitis with exanthem Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Children usually under the age of 10 years and of both sexes; parents of those children affected sometimes Distribution of les…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease

A proliferation of abnormal Langerhans’ cells that may affect internal organs, e.g., the spleen, liver, and bone, sometimes with fatal outcome, as well as the skin, where lesions usually manifest themselves as purpuric papules or ulcers that m…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Warts: Clinical Cases

…st medical history Presents for management of painful wart on foot Initial evaluation Healthy appearing male Left foot: on the plantar aspect of the hallux, there is a 2 cm endophytic verrucous plaque Diagnosis: verruca plantaris (plantar wart) Rec…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Eosinophilic Fasciitis: Overview

…istinguished from scleroderma by its acute onset; its lack of hand and foot or visceral involvement; the characteristic involvement of the extremities (usually distal legs and arms); its tendency to spontaneously remit after 2-5 years, and its exquis…

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