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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pediculosis (Lice): Initial Evaluation

…use of a dermatoscope. Lice can typically be found attached to the hair shaft and may sometimes mimic hemorrhagic crusts or scales. Pubic lice may also affect the eyelashes. [Pubic lice on eyelashes. Wikipedia.org….

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Candidiasis: Key Points

…tact or occlusion. Although the diagnosis is largely clinical, several tests may confirm the diagnosis. A KOH preparation of scale or pustule fluid contents will reveal pseudohyphae and possibly also yeast forms; oral candidiasis is caused only by…

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Actinic Keratosis (a.k.a. Solar Keratosis): Initial Evaluation

…ic keratoses are commonly very thin and may lack erythema, and are best discerned clinically by palpation rather than visual inspection. Actinic keratoses can present with a cutaneous horn, a column of hyperkeratotic scale lying over an ill-defined…

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Nummular Dermatitis: Overview

…rporis, contact dermatitis, parapsoriasis, and mycosis fungoides in any recalcitrant case. A KOH preparation is indicated if scale or an active border is present. Relapse is common if initial treatment is too brief or insufficient. Despite the bland…

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Warts: Clinical Cases

…ight (at home) Follow-up in 3 weeks 3-week follow-up evaluation Improved (lesion much smaller in size) Excess hyperkeratotic scale and dead skin debrided by scalpel Repeat cryosurgery and ongoing application of salicylic acid under occlusion…

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Seborrheic Dermatitis: Principles of Seborrheic Dermatitis Management

…e. For ears, consider a low-potency corticosteroid lotion. For eyelashes, use baby shampoo on a cotton ball to gently remove scale. For more severe cases, add a topical steroid. Seborrheic dermatitis of non-scalp regions is extremely…

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Seborrheic Dermatitis: Clinical Cases

Clinical Cases Case 1 Mild seborrheic dermatitis (face only) 65-year-old man long-standing erythema with overlying greasy scale on the nasolabial folds, melolabial folds, glabella, and chin Improves with sun exposure Initial treatment Ketoconazole…

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Hand Dermatitis: Treatment

…rkeratosis, topical lactic acid 5-12% or urea 10-40% preparations may be added to the above treatment. These will reduce the scale and enhance the penetration of the active agents. Subsequent steps Patients with severe recalcitrant hand dermatitis…

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Psoriasis: Principles of Psoriasis Management

…e of emollients to soften and hydrate the epidermis is a cornerstone of psoriasis therapy. Keratolytics. These agents remove scale, soften plaques, and enhance penetration of other therapies. They are most effective when used after adequate…

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Superficial Fungal Infections: Clinical Cases

…ies and antifungal susceptibilities Follow-up at 6 weeks Follow-up evaluation Evaluation reveals persistent erythema, subtle scale, and alopecia KOH examination reveals persistent branching hyphae The fungal culture data is reviewed. The infection…