Skin Conditions

Sep 1, 2007 Issue
Treatment Options for Actinic Keratosis [Article]

Actinic keratoses are rough, scaly lesions that commonly occur on sun-exposed areas of the skin. The prevalence of the condition increases with age. Actinic keratoses are thought to be carcinomas in situ, which can progress to squamous cell carcinomas. The decision to treat can be based on cosmetic ...

May 1, 2007 Issue
Seborrheic Dermatitis [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of topical treatments for seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp, face and body in adults?

Mar 15, 2007 Issue
Diagnosis and Treatment of Impetigo [Article]

Impetigo is a highly contagious, superficial skin infection that most commonly affects children two to five years of age. The two types of impetigo are nonbullous impetigo (i.e., impetigo contagiosa) and bullous impetigo. The diagnosis usually is made clinically, but rarely a culture may be useful. ...

Mar 1, 2007 Issue
Erythema Nodosum: A Sign of Systemic Disease [Article]

Erythema nodosum, a painful disorder of the subcutaneous fat, is the most common type of panniculitis. Generally, it is idiopathic, although the most common identifiable cause is streptococcal pharyngitis. Erythema nodosum may be the first sign of a systemic disease such as tuberculosis, bacterial o...

Feb 15, 2007 Issue
Treatment Options for Atopic Dermatitis [Article]

Atopic dermatitis is a common inflammatory skin condition that usually affects children. It is a chronic disease, with periods of remission and flare-ups, that adversely affects the quality of life of patients and their families. Aggressive therapy with emollients is an important intervention for pa...

Jan 15, 2007 Issue
Common Skin Conditions During Pregnancy [Article]

Common skin conditions during pregnancy generally can be separated into three categories: hormone-related, preexisting, and pregnancy-specific. Normal hormone changes during pregnancy may cause benign skin conditions including striae gravidarum (stretch marks); hyperpigmentation (e.g., melasma); and...

Dec 1, 2006 Issue
Erythema Multiforme [Article]

Erythema multiforme is a skin condition considered to be a hypersensitivity reaction to infections or drugs. It consists of a polymorphous eruption of macules, papules, and characteristic "target" lesions that are symmetrically distributed with a propensity for the distal extremities. There is minim...

Nov 15, 2006 Issue
A Mottled Rash on the Torso [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

Nov 15, 2006 Issue
Diagnosis and Management of Granuloma Annulare [Article]

Granuloma annulare is a benign, asymptomatic, self-limited papular eruption found in patients of all ages. The primary skin lesion usually is grouped papules in an enlarging annular shape, with color ranging from flesh-colored to erythematous. The two most common types of granuloma annulare are loca...

Oct 1, 2006 Issue
Growing Plantar Lesion Following Trauma [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

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