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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Impetigo: Key Points

…ing or annular erosions with minimal crusting is the typical morphology for impetigo contagiosum; bullous lesions, erosions, scale, or crust occur in bullous impetigo. An important consideration in the treatment of impetigo is the rising incidence…

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Actinic Keratosis (a.k.a. Solar Keratosis): Clinical Cases

…2-year-old woman presents with a 3-month history of several new lesions on the dorsal hands She reports increasing scale and crusting of the lesions, noting that the crusting sloughs intermittently (but then recurs) No prior history of skin cancer…

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Seborrheic Dermatitis: Key Points

…cting the face, ears, scalp, and trunk. It is marked by an erythematous papular or macular eruption often with greasy yellow scale, sometimes accompanied by pruritus. This condition is believed to result from seborrhea and from an inflammatory…

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Varicella & Herpes Zoster: Clinical Cases

…-4 times a day Recommend keeping lesions covered and avoiding contact, especially with vulnerable individuals, until lesions crust over Follow-up in 2 weeks Two-week follow-up evaluation No active vesicular lesions Minimal hyperpigmented macules…

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Atopic Dermatitis: Clinical Cases

…despite topical corticosteroid use He presents with extensive skin disease, much of which is lichenified plaques with thick scale He reports severe pruritus and difficulty sleeping A bacterial culture sent several weeks ago did not reveal bacterial…

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Psoriasis: Clinical Overview

…ermittent skin disease classically marked by sharply-demarcated erythematous papules and plaques with silvery hyperkeratotic scale that affects the scalp, ears, palms, soles, elbows, knees, and intergluteal cleft; it usually spares the face in…

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Xerosis: Overview

…dity of closed-air heating systems Emollients containing urea 10% to 20% or lactic acid up to 12% are very effective for the scale accompanying xerosis. The can be added to the hydrating approaches above, if visible xerotic scale is still present….

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Erythema Annulare Centrifugum: Overview

…into superficial and deep types, the superficial types having the classic annular morphology and the “trailing” scale. The deep type are usually “urticarial” lesions, with no scale. This discussion does not apply to the…

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Periorificial Dermatitis: Key Points

…s Periorificial dermatitis is a common acneiform eruption of the face that is marked by erythematous papules, sometimes with scale. Comedones are typically not present and enable its distinction from classic acne. It typically affects the perioral…

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Seborrheic Dermatitis: Initial Evaluation

…Erythematous, scaly, oily-looking patches on the face (nasolabial folds, medial cheeks, chin, glabella, forehead) and thick crust on the scalp are typical affected areas. Seborrheic dermatitis can also present as erythematous papules without scale….

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