Search Results for: clear-cell variant of squamous-cell carcinoma

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Melanoma: Initial Evaluation

…nt melanoma, metastatic Differential Diagnosis Melanocytic nevi Basal cell carcinoma, especially pigmented variants of basal cell carcinoma. Amelanotic (non-pigmented) melanoma may also clinically mimic basal cell carcinoma. Squamous cell carcinoma

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Darier’s Disease: Key Points

…ainstay. Because of seasonal exacerbations and partial remissions, therapy should be adjusted accordingly, and vigilant monitoring for superinfection with culture-directed antibiotic treatment as needed is critical. Because cutaneous squamous cell

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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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Varicella & Herpes Zoster: Treatment

…tact and airborne isolation) hospitalized patients from other immunosuppressed persons. Staff without a prior history of varicella or varicella immunization should not enter their rooms. Management of acute herpes zoster pain Antivirals are helpful…

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Psoriasis: Clinical Overview

…atous plaques with silvery scale. Facial involvement is rare in adults but more common in children. Guttate (rain-drop like) variant of psoriasis is sometimes following streptococcal infection (upper respiratory infection). Erythroderma (generalized…

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Herpes Simplex: Initial Evaluation

…ous lesions of impetigo Herpes zoster is caused by dermatomal reactivation of varicella virus and can also result in grouped clear fluid-to-pus-filled vesicles on an erythematous-to-hemorrhagic base. In most cases of localized zoster, a clear

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Acne Vulgaris: Treatment

…etc.) comedogenic cosmetics and creams friction (e.g., from rubbing or self-manipulation/picking) In female patients with a clear premenstrual trigger, consider spironolactone (such as Aldactone) 50 mg to 100 mg daily with or without oral…

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Candidiasis: Initial Evaluation

…crodermatitis enteropathica) Allergic or irritant contact dermatitis Inverse psoriasis Tinea cruris Extramammary Paget’s disease Hailey-Hailey disease Seborrheic dermatitis Bowen’s disease (squamous cell carcinoma) Langerhans cell

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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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Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus: Overview

…y and symptomatic cases. Pitfalls Lichen sclerosus of the genitalia is associated with an increased risk of genital squamous cell carcinoma, and patients should be followed for this possibility. Topical tacrolimus may increase the risk for the…