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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Dermatophyte Infections: Key Points

…tinea capitis (dermatophyte infection of the scalp), and tinea corporis (and its variants) represent the main categories of superficial dermatophytoses. Topical antifungal creams are generally the first-line of treatment of localized superficial

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Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Key Points

…ellulitis associated with exposure to fresh water (Aeromonas), and cellulitis in a butcher (Erysipelothrix). Erysipelas is a superficial form of cellulitis that involves superficial lymphatics located within the upper dermis. Beta-hemolytic…

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Malassezia Infections: Key Points

…kin infection, especially prevalent in young adults, athletes, and in warm and/or humid climates. Pityriasis versicolor is a superficial skin infection by Malassezia yeasts, most commonly M. globosa. While it is sometimes referred to as tinea…

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Porokeratosis: Overview

…exposed areas to avoid the sun and to use sunscreens of SPF 15 or greater. Alternative Steps Cryotherapy may eradicate small superficial lesions, but usually must be applied aggressively enough to create a small superficial scar. Pulse dye laser for…

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Erythema Annulare Centrifugum: Overview

…ations, and colorings and dyes may all be triggers. The treatment is otherwise supportive. Gyrate erythemas are divided into superficial and deep types, the superficial types having the classic annular morphology and the “trailing”…

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Pyoderma Gangrenosum: Treatment

…no response is seen in a week, a second immunosuppressive agent should be added. Local therapy is very effective for early, superficial, and those lesions that are not rapidly progressive. Consider these options in addition to optimal wound care:…

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Private: 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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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…

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