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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Porokeratosis: Overview

…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 therapy. Porokeratosis may be premalignant. Any papule, nodule, or ulc…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Granuloma Inguinale: Overview

…sies 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

Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus: Overview

…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 the development of neoplasia. Superpotent topical steroid treat…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Actinic Keratosis (a.k.a. Solar Keratosis): References

…, Miller DD, et al (2010) Chronic phototoxicity and aggressive squamous cell carcinoma of the skin in children and adults during treatment with voriconazole, JAAD, 62(1):31-37. Criscione VD, Weinstock MA, Naylor MF, et al (2009) Natural history and r…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Planus: Treatment

…isease must be followed for the development of oral or genital squamous cell carcinoma. Optimal oral hygiene is an important adjunctive intervention in the management of oral lichen planus. Furthermore, eliminate potential sources of trauma to the mo…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Candidiasis: Treatment

…need a biopsy to rule out extramammary Paget’s disease, squamous cell carcinoma in situ (Bowen’s disease), and metabolic and other inflammatory causes of an intertriginous eruption. Oral ketoconazole, in rare cases, may cause liver funct…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

The dermatoscopic universe of basal cell carcinoma

…a E, Longo C, et al. The ‘signature’ pattern of multiple Basal cell carcinomas. Arch Dermatol 2012;148:1106. Rosendahl C, Cameron A, Argenziano G, et al. Dermoscopy of squamous cell carcinoma and keratoacanthoma. Arch Dermatol. 2012;148:1386–92….

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