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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erythema Annulare Centrifugum: Overview

…ent is otherwise supportive. Gyrate erythemas are divided into superficial and deep types, the superficial types having the classic annular morphology and the “trailing” scale. The deep type are usually “urticarial” lesions, w…

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Pyoderma Gangrenosum: Treatment

Treatment First-line therapy: The first-line therapy for pyoderma gangrenosum is comprised of two key elements: controlling inflammation and optimizing wound care. Inflammatory control may require systemic immunosuppression and/or the use of multip…

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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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Balanitis: Overview

Overview Balanitis is a nonspecific term meaning inflammation of the glans penis. It is most commonly multifactorial in etiology, restricted to the uncircumcised, and presents as a mildly symptomatic scaly, red macule or patch. Acute suppurative bal…

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Impetigo: Key Points

Key Points Impetigo is a highly contagious superficial cutaneous infection by Staphylococcus aureus and/or Streptococcus pyogenes. Effective treatment is directed at both organisms. Secondary impetigo, or impetiginization, may complicate preexistin…

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Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea versicolor

Therapy: Tinea versicolor Tinea versicolor is a superficial skin infection by Malassezia furfur (a.k.a. Pityrosporum ovale and Pityrosporum orbiculare). Epidemiology Tinea versicolor is a very common skin infection, affecting up to 2-8% individuals…

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