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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Sclerosis 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

Epidermolysis Bullosa: Overview

…ing ulcer should be carefully evaluated for the possibility of squamous cell carcinoma. Repeated surgical procedures may be required to release mitten hands and keep digits functional. Regular endoscopic esophageal dilation may be required. Regular i…

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

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

Warts: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Common warts (verruca vulgaris) Plantar wart (verruca plantaris) Flat warts (verruca plana) Genital warts (condyloma acuminata) Bowenoid papulosis Differential diagnosis Actinic keratoses…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Basal-Cell Carcinoma Common in Nevus Sebaceus?

…; Third Series, Fascicle 1:126-127. The development of basal cell carcinoma within a naevus sebaceous of Jadassohn (NSJ) has commonly been reported. Ball EA, Hussain M, Moss AL. Squamous-cell carcinoma and basal-cell carcinoma arising in a naevus s…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Dermatomyositis: Overview

Overview Patients with dermatomyositis (DM) often have multisystem involvement and therefore require a multidisciplinary approach. Consultation with a rheumatologist is strongly encouraged. A subset of patients will have only skin disease (amyopathi…

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