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Molluscum Contagiosum: Clinical Cases

…oted Lesions are treated with liquid nitrogen cryosurgery The patient is offered testing for a panel of sexually transmitted infections, which he declines. The patient is counseled regarding potential transmission to his sexual partner Follow-up in…

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Darier’s Disease: Treatment

…r) daily. Heat, sweating, and friction can exacerbate Darier’s disease either directly or indirectly via secondary bacterial infections. Weight reduction and even surgical removal of pendulous skin folds or breasts may be associated with dramatic…

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Seborrheic Dermatitis: Key Points

…nflammatory response to the commensal skin organism, Malassezia fungi. Thus, the mainstay of treatment includes topical anti-fungal agents alone or in combination with topical steroids. Seborrheic dermatitis can be severe in immunocompromised…

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Superficial Fungal Infections: Clinical Cases

…d daily, allowed to contact the hair for 10 minutes prior to rinsing A fungal culture is sent to confirm the species and antifungal susceptibilities Follow-up at 6 weeks Follow-up evaluation Evaluation reveals persistent erythema, subtle scale, and…

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Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Onychomycosis

…clipping in 10% formalin for histologic analysis; PAS staining can rapidly identify the presence (but not the species) of a fungal nail infection. Terbinafine (Lamisil) 250 mg daily is taken as a single daily dose with meals. Treatment should be…

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Candidiasis: Key Points

…rosions, or fissuring with bright erythema and satellite pustulosis are characteristic features of candidal skin and mucosal infections. These typically occur in the mucosa or at sites of skin-to-skin contact or occlusion. Although the diagnosis is…

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Urticaria: Initial Evaluation

…aria lasting longer than 6 weeks. May be idiopathic in up to 50% of cases or found in association with infection (bacterial, fungal, parasitic, viral), autoimmune disease (including production of auto-antibodies against the IgE receptor, triggering…

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Herpes Simplex: References

…es, Antimicrob Agents Chemotherapy, 47(3): 1072-1080. Cernik C, Gallina K, Brodell T (2008). The treatment of herpes simplex infections, an evidence-based review, Arch Int Med, 168:1137-1144. James SH and Whitley RJ (2010). Treatment of herpes…

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Viral Exanthems: Key Points

…dertaken), as rubella and varicella can cause severe congenital abnormalities. Vaccination of infants and children for viral infections is an important and effective step towards prevention and spread. Antiviral therapies, such as antiviral…

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Erythema Annulare Centrifugum: Overview

…of itraconazole 200 mg twice daily for 7 days separated by 3 weeks of no treatment or terbinafine 250 mg daily. Topical antifungals may not adequately reduce the tinea for the gyrate erythema to clear; however, they should be used in addition…