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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lupus: Clinical Cases

…opical corticosteroids 1-month follow-up Repeat lab studies are normal Lesions are fading with telangiectasias and mild skin atrophy Topical corticosteroids are discontinued Dermatologic, rheumatologic, and cardiac follow-up evaluation is…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Atopic Dermatitis: Treatment

…. Suppression of inflammation: Screen frequently for potential adverse effects of long-term topical corticosteroid use (skin atrophy, erythema, striae, or telangiectasias). Adjust the treatment regimen or patient education on the potencies of their…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus: Overview

…ponse. Alternative Steps Topical tacrolimus 0.1% ointment applied once or twice daily is also effective and is used to avoid atrophy induced by superpotent topical steroids but should be reserved for patients in whom topical steroids are ineffective…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Vascular Birthmarks: Key Points

…ete, involution of HOI may leave only a residual discoloration or may be almost imperceptible-sometimes with trace epidermal atrophy only. In many cases, spontaneous involution may achieve better cosmetic results than early surgical or laser…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Hand Dermatitis: Treatment

…uired to detect the responsible allergen. Though potent topical corticosteroids are first-line therapy, these may cause skin atrophy with prolonged use. Daily use of corticosteroids for up to a month should be tapered down to use two or three times…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Stings: Treatment

…observe these patients. Local exaggerated reactions around the eyes may be complicated by severe ophthalmic sequelae (e.g., atrophy of the iris, cataract, globe perforation, or glaucoma). If eye symptoms develop acutely or later, refer the patient…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Livedo / Livedoid Vasculopathy / Atrophie Blanche: Initial Evaluation

…botic process). Infarction of the dermis with frank ulceration may be seen. Finally, if scarred areas are sampled, epidermal atrophy and dermal sclerosis are seen. Further work-up (to evaluate for a potential underlying etiology) should be…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Acne Vulgaris: Treatment

Treatment Mild to moderate acne First-line therapy (comedonal acne only): topical retinoid First-line therapy (mild inflammatory acne): topical retinoid alone, topical retinoid + topical antimicrobial Topical retinoids are considered first-line…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum: Clinical Case

Clinical Case Case 1 48-year-old man Past medical history is notable for diabetes mellitus, with a last HbA1c of 7.7 (elevated) Review of systems reveals no other complaints, including no joint pain, fevers, arthritis, eye symptoms, or recent…