Skin Conditions

Jun 1, 1999 Issue
Cutaneous and Systemic Manifestations of Mastocytosis [Article]

Mastocytosis is characterized by an excessive number of apparently normal mast cells in the skin and, occasionally, in other organs. Characteristic skin lesions, called urticaria pigmentosa, are present in most patients, but clinical presentation can vary from a pruritic rash to unexplained collapse...

Feb 15, 1999 Issue
Topical Psoriasis Therapy [Article]

Psoriasis is a common dermatosis, affecting from 1 to 3 percent of the population. Until recently, the mainstays of topical therapy have been corticosteroids, tars, anthralins and keratolytics. Recently, however, vitamin D analogs, a new anthralin preparation and topical retinoids have expanded phys...

Feb 1, 1999 Issue
Exfoliative Dermatitis [Article]

Exfoliative dermatitis, also known as erythroderma, is an uncommon but serious skin disorder that family physicians must be able to recognize and treat appropriately. Although the etiology is often unknown, exfoliative dermatitis may be the result of a drug reaction or an underlying malignancy. The ...

Sep 15, 1998 Issue
Recognizing Neoplastic Skin Lesions: A Photo Guide [Article]

Malignant lesions of the skin are common. Patients who develop squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma often have recognizable precursor conditions. A few skin lesions resemble malignancies. Lesions that are growing, spreading or pigmented, or those that occur on exposed areas of skin are of ...

Aug 01, 1998 Issue
A Different Look at Corticosteroids [Article]

Systemic corticosteroids have been used in the treatment of numerous medical conditions for approximately 50 years. Short-acting products such as hydrocortisone are the least potent. Prednisone and methylprednisolone, which are intermediate-acting products, are four to five times more potent than hy...

Aug 01, 1998 Issue
The Pits [Photo Quiz]

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

May 15, 1998 Issue
Skin and Wound Infections: An Overview [Article]

Skin infections are common and may be caused by bacteria, fungi or viruses. Breaks in the skin integrity, particularly those that inoculate pathogens into the dermis, frequently cause or exacerbate skin infections. Bacterial skin infections caused by corynebacteria include erythrasma, trichomycosis ...

Apr 1, 1998 Issue
Projections on the Glans Penis [Photo Quiz]

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

Feb 15, 1998 Issue
Diagnosis and Treatment of Cutaneous Vascular Lesions [Article]

Cutaneous vascular lesions are the most common pediatric birthmarks. Flat vascular malformations tend to persist, but raised vascular lesions, known as hemangiomas, generally involute. Although not always necessary, treatment of flat lesions, if desired, is best accomplished with flash-lamp pumped p...

Jan 1, 1998 Issue
Progressive Toenail Dystrophy [Photo Quiz]

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

Pages: Previous 1 ... 19 20 21 22 23 24

Email Alerts

Don't miss a single issue. Sign up for the free AFP email table of contents.

Sign Up Now