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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Scars, Keloids, and Anetodermas

A type of fibrosing inflammation characterized clinically by lesions that at first are elevated and that do not extend beyond the exact site of injury and that in time tend to shrink, sometimes even becoming atrophic.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Epidermal Nevi

…Epidermal nevi are hamartomas in which the epidermis is abnormal, being hyperkeratotic, and in which lesions are aligned along Blaschko’s lines….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erythema Nodosum: Overview

…d if possible. Treatment of the cutaneous lesions is symptomatic and empiric. Treatment First Steps Bed rest with elevation, elastic stockings, and/or an Ace wrap may be all that is required for relief in 2-3 days. Aspirin or NSAIDs to tolerance may…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Venous Stasis: Clinical Cases

…cleansed with dilute soap and water wash; the wound dressing: petrolatum ointment, non-stick bandage, gauze, Unna bandaging, elastic bandage as the final wrap. The patient is instructed that this bandage is to be changed once a week in the clinic…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Granuloma Annulare: Key Points

…that GA represents a delayed hypersensitivity response to an unidentified host antigen, perhaps abnormal collagen bundles or elastic fibers. Another theory proposed that abnormal neutrophil function and migration may lead to increased macrophage…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Venous Stasis: Treatment

…malleolus. It is complicated by xerosis and allergic contact dermatitis in many cases. First steps Managing edema: Prescribe elastic stockings of at least 30 mm Hg to firmly but gently compress the extremity. Patient counseling regarding edema…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Elastic Fibers

…fibrils, oxytalan fibers, or as cross-linked elastin on one hand or as elaunin fibers on the other. In the reticular dermis, elastic tissue appears mainly as elastin. Normal elastic fibers, which constitute only about 3% of the dry weight of the…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Anetoderma

The end-stage of an inflammatory or neoplastic process in which there is loss of collagen and elastic tissue in the mid-reticular dermis with consequent formation of lesions that protrude in dome-like fashion above the skin surface and that can be…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Elastosis perforans serpiginosa

…rough the epidermis, e.g., degenerated collagen, fibrin, and mucin in the case of granuloma annulare, and calcified abnormal elastic tissue in that of pseudoxanthoma elasticum. In short, the concept of “perforating diseases” is…

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