Skin Conditions

Jun 1, 2000 Issue
Lichen Planus [Article]

Lichen planus is an inflammatory mucocutaneous condition with characteristic violaceous polygonal flat-topped papules and plaques. Pruritus is often severe. Skin lesions may be disfiguring, and involvement of the oral mucosa or genital mucosa in severe cases may be debilitating. Oral lichen planus m...

May 1, 2000 Issue
Treatment of Seborrheic Dermatitis [Article]

Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting areas of the head and trunk where sebaceous glands are most prominent. Lipophilic yeasts of the Malassezia genus, as well as genetic, environmental and general health factors, contribute to this disorder. Scalp seborrhea varies from ...

Mar 1, 2000 Issue
Using Tissue Adhesive for Wound Repair: A Practical Guide to Dermabond. [Article]

Dermabond is a cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive that forms a strong bond across apposed wound edges, allowing normal healing to occur below. It is marketed to replace sutures that are 5-0 or smaller in diameter for incisional or laceration repair. This adhesive has been shown to save time during wound ...

Feb 1, 2000 Issue
Recognizing an Index Case of Tuberous Sclerosis [Article]

Tuberous sclerosis is the most common neurocutaneous syndrome after neurofibromatosis. Dermatologic manifestations may be the only clues the family physician has to the diagnosis of the disorder, which is also marked by childhood seizures and mental retardation. Characteristic signs of tuberous scle...

Feb 1, 2000 Issue
Treatment of Psoriasis: An Algorithm-Based Approach for Primary Care Physicians [Article]

Psoriasis is characterized by red, thickened plaques with a silvery scale. The lesions vary in size and degree of inflammation. Psoriasis is categorized as localized or generalized, based on the severity of the disease and its overall impact on the patient's quality of life and well-being. Patient e...

Feb 1, 2000 Issue
Palpable Shin Lesions [Photo Quiz]

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

Jan 15, 2000 Issue
Perianal Streptococcal Dermatitis [Article]

Perianal streptococcal dermatitis is a bright red, sharply demarcated rash that is caused by group A beta-hemolytic streptococci. Symptoms include perianal rash, itching and rectal pain; blood-streaked stools may also be seen in one third of patients. It primarily occurs in children between six mont...

Oct 1, 1999 Issue
White Patch on Back [Photo Quiz]

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

Sep 15, 1999 Issue
Atopic Dermatitis: A Review of Diagnosis and Treatment [Article]

Atopic dermatitis is a common, potentially debilitating condition that can compromise quality of life. Its most frequent symptom is pruritus. Attempts to relieve the itch by scratching simply worsen the rash, creating a vicious circle. Treatment should be directed at limiting itching, repairing the ...

Sep 1, 1999 Issue
Back Rash [Photo Quiz]

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

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