Search Results for: superficial basal-cell carcinoma

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Histiocytosis X/Langerhans Cell Histiocytoses

…papulosis, as well as arsenical keratosis and radiation keratosis, are euphemisms for various types of superficial squamous cell carcinoma. Very episodically, neoplastic cells of those types of squamous cell carcinoma proliferate wildly, and the…

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Melanoma: Initial Evaluation

…d raised areas (where the melanoma is arising). Malignant melanoma, metastatic Differential Diagnosis Melanocytic nevi Basal cell carcinoma, especially pigmented variants of basal cell carcinoma. Amelanotic (non-pigmented) melanoma may also…

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Histiocytosis X/Langerhans Cell Histiocytoses: Overview

…s universally by 3 months. Severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome and graft vs. host disease may closely mimic Langerhans cell histiocytosis. In Langerhans cell histiocytosis, most patients are immunologically normal prior to therapy when…

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Extramammary Paget’s/Paget’s Disease: Overview

…tract, or lower GI tract (extramammary Paget’s). Mammary Paget’s is almost always associated with an underlying carcinoma. The data on extramammary Paget’s are less clear, but between 25% and 50% have an associated carcinoma. A…

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Dermatophyte Infections: Key Points

…tinea capitis (dermatophyte infection of the scalp), and tinea corporis (and its variants) represent the main categories of superficial dermatophytoses. Topical antifungal creams are generally the first-line of treatment of localized superficial

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Porokeratosis: Overview

…urgically excised. Any nodules arising in lesions of porokeratosis should be biopsied to exclude the development of squamous cell carcinoma. Pitfalls The diagnosis of porokeratosis should be confirmed by biopsy prior to initiating therapy….

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Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis: Key Points

…ue to their clinical appearance, CNH lesions are often mistaken for non-melanoma skin cancers (either basal cell or squamous cell carcinomas). Unlike those cutaneous malignancies, CNH is a benign entity. Pain is a critical feature, as CNH is…

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Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Key Points

…ellulitis associated with exposure to fresh water (Aeromonas), and cellulitis in a butcher (Erysipelothrix). Erysipelas is a superficial form of cellulitis that involves superficial lymphatics located within the upper dermis. Beta-hemolytic…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Mammary Paget’s

Mammary Paget’s disease is an apocrine carcinoma that begins in mammary glands and extends along lactiferous ducts to the epidermis where it is seen clinically as a scaly, crusted, or eroded plaque on the nipple or areola of women mostly, and…

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Lichen Planus: Key Points

…ts have ulcerative, painful lesions; such erosive lesions of lichen planus may be complicated by the development of squamous cell carcinoma. Patients with lichen planus are now recognized to have a higher prevalence of HCV infection (odds ratio of…