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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Granuloma Annulare: Key Points

…ncludes tinea infection (which often presents with annular lesions on the dorsal hands as well, although tinea tends to have scale, whereas GA usually does not), sarcoidosis, other cutaneous granulomatous eruptions, and urticarial eruptions. A…

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Varicella & Herpes Zoster: Key Points

…considered infectious through respiratory secretions, saliva and direct viral shedding from skin lesions until these lesions crust over. It is thus recommended to keep the lesions covered if possible and to avoid contact with immunocompromised…

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Porokeratosis: Overview

…t steps Topical 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) 5% cream applied once or twice daily to lesions, until the epidermis desquamates and a crust forms, will often resolve superficial lesions. On thick-skinned areas, retinoic acid 0.1% cream or salicylic acid 6%…

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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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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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Nummular Dermatitis: Overview

…tics (e.g., dicloxacillin or cephalexin 250-500 mg 4 times daily) may be of benefit for some recalcitrant cases. Cultures of crusted lesions may grow S. aureus, and sensitivity patterns can be used to guide antibiotic choice. Antihistamines (e.g.,…

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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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Candidiasis: Clinical Cases

…ithin the skin folds of the groin and infra-abdominal pannus, there are brightly erythematous macerated patches with minimal scale and satellite pustules KOH prep of fluid taken from unroofed pustule reveals pseudohyphae and yeast forms Diagnosis:…

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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…