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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Dermatophyte Infections: Key Points

…l treatments for onychomycosis have become available). Superficial Candida infections are covered in a separate section (see Candidiasis). Patients who are prone to recurrent superficial fungal infections may benefit from adjunctive and prophylactic…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pemphigus Vulgaris & Paraneoplastic Pemphigus: Treatment

…cophenolate mofetil 2.0 g daily along with the prednisone. Ancillary steps In the case of persistent oral lesions, treat for candidiasis with oral fluconazole 150 mg once weekly. Evaluate for herpetic gingivostomatitis, which may be a complicating…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Aphthous Ulcers (Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis, Canker Sore): Treatment

…lline, infliximab, or etanercept). Pitfalls Using topical steroids for prolonged periods in the mouth can predispose to oral candidiasis. Long-term use of local steroids can lead to systemic absorption when applied to the mucosa, particularly when…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erythema Elevatum Diutinum: Clinical Case

Clinical Case Case 1 48-year-old female Past medical history notable for HIV infection with history of oral candidiasis and pneumocystis pneumonia at CD4 nadir of 44. Now with CD4+ T lymphocyte count of 267, on antiretroviral medications Presents…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Candidiasis

An inflammatory disease caused by the yeast Candida albicans and manifested clinically as erythematous papules and pustules that may become confluent to form plaques in the case of the former and erosions in the case of the latter. The nail unit…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Candidiasis

An inflammatory disease caused by the yeast Candida albicans and manifested clinically as erythematous papules and pustules that may become confluent to form plaques in the case of the former and erosions in the case of the latter. The nail unit…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Images

…eudohyphae aligned perpendicular to the skin surface and amid parakeratotic corneocytes situated above spongiform pustules = Candidiasis Pseudocarcinomatous proliferation of infundibular keratocytes is especially dramatic in this lesion of…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Algorithms Predicated on “Nonspecific” Findings

…is. Click image to enlarge. + Hyphae in zones of orthokeratosis = Dermatophytosis + Pseudohyphae in zones of parakeratosis = Candidiasis + Mitotic figures above the basal layer and dilated tortuous capillaries in dermal papillae in the absence of…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Spongiform Pustular Diseases?

…y spongiform pustules. For example, such pustules may appear in conditions as disparate as rupial syphilis, dermatophytosis, candidiasis, halogenodermas, and pyoderma gangrenosum, as well as some other cutaneous manifestations of inflammatory bowel…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Hailey-Hailey disease

…or flaccid blisters. Clinical miscues as clues to diagnosis histopathologic Hailey-Hailey disease misdiagnosed clinically as candidiasis: Denominators in common: Flaccid pustules and erosions that become confluent. Features differentiating:…