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January 2015 | Volume 5, No. 1

January 2015 | Volume 5, No. 1

…In this issue of Dermatology Practical & Conceptual, Dr. Ferrara and coworkers discuss the diagnostic difficulties of spitzoid melanocytic neoplasms and propose an algorithm of how to approach diagnosis of these difficult melanocytic lesions….

IgA pemphigus showing IgA antibodies to desmoglein 1 and 3

IgA pemphigus showing IgA antibodies to desmoglein 1 and 3

…ied as the target antigen of the SPD type [3]. In contrast, in the IEN type no reactivity of auto antibodies with desmocollin 1, 2, and 3 has been found [3], whereas desmoglein 1 and 3 were suggested as putative target antigens of IEN type in single…

January 2012 | Volume 2, No. 1

January 2012 | Volume 2, No. 1

In this issue of Dermatology Practical and Conceptual, Skvara et al explore the potential of the combination of reflectance (green color) with fluorescence confocal microscopy (red color) for in vivo skin imaging. [Copyright: 2012 Skvara et al.]…

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…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Anetoderma

The end-stage of an inflammatory or neoplastic process in which there is loss of collagen and elastic tissue in the mid-reticular dermis with consequent formation of lesions that protrude in dome-like fashion above the skin surface and that can be…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Planus: Treatment

…0 mg (such as Allegra) may be taken. Before bed, diphenhydramine (such as Benadryl) 50-100 mg or hydroxyzine (such as Atarax) 1-2 mg/kg may be taken. Subsequent therapy Reduce the superpotent fluorinated topical steroid to a medium-potency agent…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Molluscum Contagiosum: Treatment

…extensive molluscum is the institution of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Once the helper T cell count exceeds 100, the molluscum lesions begin to resolve, leaving no scars. This takes several months. Aggressive therapy that…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Sarcoidosis: Key Points

…eous sarcoidosis. While sarcoidosis occurs in all ethnic groups and age ranges, with an overall prevalence of 10-40 cases per 100,000 persons, the annual incidence in African Americans is significantly higher, while that in Japanese is markedly…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pyoderma Gangrenosum: Treatment

…tial treatment of choice for patients with established or multiple ulcerations, rapidly expanding lesions. Initial therapy is 1 mg/kg or higher per day. After a response is seen, gradually taper the dose. If no response is seen in a week, a second…

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