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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Persistent Pigmented Purpuric Dermatitis: Overview

…seminated pruriginous angiodermatitis), and lichen aureus. For the most part, these conditions are idiopathic, although a pigmented purpuric drug eruption or contact dermatitis must be excluded. Cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL) may resemble a pigment

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

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

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

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…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Balloon cell melanoma in primary care practice: a case report

…er, ulcerated, non-pigmented and without any algorithmic clues to melanoma. However the presence of terminal hairs caused the clinician to suspect that it was melanocytic. The lesion was reported as a balloon cell melanoma, Clark level 4, Breslow thi…

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