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Clinical Case Studies

Rhinophyma with Basal Cell Carcinoma

…al dorsum lesion was performed and was consistent with occult basal cell carcinoma in a setting of rhinophyma. Nodular aggregates of basaloid cells in the dermis with peripheral palisading and retraction artifact were observed. The surrounding skin h…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Acne Vulgaris: Treatment

…Systemic retinoid therapy is first-line therapy indicated for nodular or scarring acne. Medication-induced acne Pitfalls Three external factors that trigger the acne must be avoided for therapy to be effective: comedogenic medications (steroids, p…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Melanoma: Key Points

…ude lentigo maligna melanoma, superficial spreading melanoma, nodular melanoma, acral lentiginous melanoma, amelanotic melanoma, mucosal melanoma, and ocular melanoma. Prognosis is largely determined by histologic features of the primary melanoma (de…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erythema Elevatum Diutinum: Key Points

…orm of fibrosing vasculitis. Firm, red to brown or violaceous nodular lesions developing over joints of the elbows, knees, hands, and feet, often in a symmetric pattern, is the hallmark cutaneous lesion. EED has been associated with HIV/AIDS, hematol…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Incidental Merkel cell carcinoma in a cutaneous horn: a case report

…ghlights the significant association between MCC and squamous cell carcinoma and the uncommon clinical presentation of this combined tumor in the form of a cutaneous horn. Introduction Merkel cells, which likely derive from the neural crest, are basa…

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