Current dermatologic diagnosis & treatment
This convenient reference enables busy clinicians to quickly find the information they need to diagnose and treat patients with dermatologic problems. The book covers 110 problems in a consistent two-page format designed for rapid access. The first page describes signs, symptoms, appropriate investigations, and complications; the second page presents pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatment options. Differential diagnosis, etiology, epidemiology, treatment aims, prognosis, and references are discussed, wherever appropriate, in sidebars that frame the primary presentations. More than 100 illustrations complement the text. Special sections review dermatologic compounding, topical and systemic therapy, and unique dermatologic modalities such as cryotherapy and phototherapy.
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Acanthosis nigricans and confluent reticulated papillomatosis
Acne vulgaris and hydradenitis suppurativa
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Acad Dermatol acid Acitretin acne agents alopecia annular antibiotics antibodies antihistamines antipruritic areas associated asymptomatic atopic dermatitis atrophic bacterial biopsy bullous carcinoma cause cells chronic clinical common Complications contact dermatitis corticosteroids cream cutaneous Cyclosporine dapsone diabetes Diagnosis Signs Diet and lifestyle Differential diagnosis disease dose drug effective Epidemiology epidermal erosions eruption erythema Etiology excision follicular folliculitis Follow-up and management granuloma hair hemangiomas herpes hyperhidrosis hyperkeratosis hyperpigmentation infection infiltrate involvement keratosis laser lesions lichen planus lnvestigations lupus erythematosus lymphoma macules malignancy melanoma mg/d mg/kg mg/kg/d months nail nevus nodules Nonpharmacological treatment oral pain papules patches patients Pharmacological treatment Topical pigmented plaques prednisone pregnancy Prognosis pruritus psoriasis rarely reaction recurrence renal risk scalp scarring seborrheic seborrheic dermatitis Seborrheic keratosis simplex Skin biopsy Special therapeutic considerations surgery Symptoms syndrome Systemic therapy tissue topical corticosteroids trauma Treatment aims Treatment Diet tretinoin trunk tumors twice daily ulcers usually variant vasculitis vesicles weeks