1Centre for Measurement and Information in Medicine, School of Informatics, City University, London, UK. Web resources on psoriasis and dermatology in general are suggested for inclusion in the forthcoming Dermatology Virtual Branch Libraries. The Internet has become a major source of health information. 1 Medical Student Guide A copy of this file is accessible at: www. Also, Check Dermanet.org is a Indian Online Community for Dermatologists and Cosmetologists. Photos are used with permission from the University of Washington. Basal cell carcinomas may be plaque-like or nodular with a waxy, translucent appearance, often with ulceration and telangiectasia. Gamma radiation exposure (cancer therapy, psoriasis treatment, past acne treatment). Inorganic arsenic exposure (formerly used in medical treatments). Basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas develop within the epidermis (Figure 1). Get Permissions.
Basically, a dermoscope is functionally similar to a magnifying lens but with the added features of an inbuilt illuminating system, a higher magnification which can be adjusted, the ability to assess structures as deep as in the reticular dermis, and the ability to record images. These phenomena are influenced by physical properties of the skin Figure – 1. Dermoscopic features of plaque psoriasis and lichen planus: new observations. Dermatology: Introduction. Source: Red Book Online, 2012, Thomson Reuters (Healthcare) Inc. To make a diagnosis: (1) identify the type of lesion(s) the patient exhibits by morphology establishing a differential diagnosis (Table 6 1); and (2) obtain the elements of the history, physical examination, and appropriate laboratory tests to confirm the diagnosis. Source: Red Book Online, 2015, Truven Health Analytics, Inc. Thomson Reuters (Healthcare) Inc. (Used, with permission, from Berger TG, Dept Dermatology, UCSF.).
Atopic dermatitis, also known as atopic eczema, is a chronic pruritic skin condition affecting approximately 17. Topical and oral antibiotics may be used to treat secondary bacterial infections, but are not effective in preventing atopic dermatitis flare-ups. Chronic atopic dermatitis demonstrating a lichenified plaque, as well as depigmentation resulting from repeated scratching. Psoriasis. Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None. Indian J Dermatol serial online 2015 cited 2016 Apr 30;60:136-41. Acral hyperkeratosis is seen in lichen simplex chronicus, psoriasis and necrolytic acral erythema (NAE). Figure 1: (a) Hyperkeratotic plaques on feet of a patient before therapy. Derm Atlas. The SCORAD is an index composed of (1) clinical observations of lesional morphology; (2) estimation of extent of involvement using the rule of nines; and (3) patient (or parent) assessments of symptoms. Estimation of BSA involvement by the rule of nines and the shading of figures for the computer-assisted BSA calculation were performed by the same physician.
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1. Identify erythroderma causes, symptoms, and diagnostic testing. 2. Dermatology. Adapted with permission from Diepgen, T. L., Yihune, G., et al. Dermatology Online Atlas.