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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Palmar and Plantar Keratoderma: Overview

…ratodermas (PPK) can occur as a primary, inherited disorder of the volar surfaces, or as part of a generalized disorder, such as psoriasis, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, or ichthyosis. Discussion of treatment here is limited to inherited forms only. Tre…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Planus: Initial Evaluation

topped, shiny papules that are grouped within a discrete area. They sometimes occur in sun-exposed areas. Lymphomatoid papulosis presents as scattered, crusted erythematous papules to small nodules. Cutaneous T cell lymphoma lesi…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Hand Dermatitis: Key Points

…sis of hand dermatitis, including: atopic dermatitis involving the hand, tinea (superficial dermatophyte infection), allergic contact dermatitis, psoriasis, lichen planus, scabies, herpes simplex, pityriasis rubra pilaris, and cutaneous lymphoma. A s…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Exfoliative Erythroderma: Overview

Overview Erythroderma is a clinical state that results from a variety of specific dermatologic disorders, including psoriasis, pityriasis rubra pilaris, contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, drug reactions, and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, as well as…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erythema Annulare Centrifugum: Overview

…umented infection, will lead to resolution. Pitfalls Failure to evaluate and re-evaluate for an underlying cause may result in persistence of the cutaneous reaction. Lupus erythematosus, sarcoidosis, syphilis, and rarely cutaneous T cell lymphoma m…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Dermatitis Herpetiformis: Clinical Case

…lained weight changes and cold intolerance Patient is referred to gastroenterology clinic for evaluation of celiac disease, malabsorption syndrome, and also recommendations for screening for bowel lymphoma Patient is referred to dental clinic for eva…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Identification of Basic Patterns: Subcutaneous Fat: Panniculitis

…, and the nucleus of adipocytes usually is not visible because the blade of a microtome in its random pass through fat cells in lobules fails to engage more than a minuscule minority of nuclei. Some inflammatory diseases target the subcutaneous fat a…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Langerhans’ Cell Granulomatosis?

…ous processes are devoid of the granules. It could be inferred that histiocytes produce the granules only in certain proliferative conditions (for instance, in HX) but this would imply that intraepidermal Langerhans’ cells [LC] or LC in the der…

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