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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Cheilitis Granulomatosa: Overview

…lone acetonide may be used to treat or prevent recurrence. Pitfalls Repeated triamcinolone injections in the lip may lead to atrophy or weakness. Cheilitis glandularis (swelling of the lower lip with enlarged mucous glands) may closely mimic…

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…

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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…

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Balanitis: Overview

…o not refer a patient for circumcision until a biopsy has been performed. Avoid prolonged steroid use on the glans penis, as atrophy is common. In addition, the withdrawal of topical steroids when they have been used chronically often results in a…

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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…

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Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars: Treatment

…f keloids with intralesional corticosteroids often requires multiple injections with ongoing monitoring for adverse effects (atrophy, telangiectasias, hypopigmentation). First steps Keloids can be softened progressively, and made less painful by…

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…

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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…

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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…

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