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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

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…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

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…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Saved by step sections: an unusual presentation of basal cell carcinoma

…nd to clinical hypothesis. Patient: 21-year-old female with a superficial basal cell carcinoma in pubic region diagnosed after histological step sections and treated with topical imiquimod. Conclusions: Although very rare, basal cell carcinomas do oc…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Trichoepithelioma vs. Infundibulocystic basal-cell carcinoma

Mammary Paget’s disease is an apocrine carcinoma that begins in mammary glands and extends along lactiferous ducts to the epidermis where it is seen clinically as a scaly, crusted, or eroded plaque on the nipple or areola of women mostly, and…

Clinical Case Studies

Rhinophyma with Basal Cell Carcinoma

…tal view at time of presentation. Rhinophyma with concomitant basal cell carcinoma was suspected because of the history and morphology. A review of the literature reveals 15 to 30% rates of carcinoma in the setting of rhinophyma.1-2 HISTOLOGY A cutan…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Melanoma: Key Points

…ical phenotypes of melanoma include lentigo maligna melanoma, superficial spreading melanoma, nodular melanoma, acral lentiginous melanoma, amelanotic melanoma, mucosal melanoma, and ocular melanoma. Prognosis is largely determined by histologic feat…

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