Dermatology

Granuloma Annulare

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Granuloma Annulare Elyse M. Love Evan Rieder BACKGROUND Granuloma annulare (GA) is a common noninfectious, inflammatory condition that results from focal degeneration of elastic fibers. Two-thirds of patients are less…

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Lichen Planus

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Lichen Planus Elyse M. Love Evan Rieder BACKGROUND Lichen planus (LP) is an idiopathic inflammatory condition that may affect the skin, mucosa, nails, and/or the scalp. Mucosal involvement may include…

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Pigmented Neoplasms and Nevi

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Pigmented Neoplasms and Nevi Ka Yee Kung Henry Hin Lee Chan BACKGROUND Pigmented neoplasms and nevi are common dermatological conditions that dermatologists encounter frequently in daily practice. Although some patients…

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Psoriasis

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Psoriasis Lauren Fried Gabriela A. Cobos David Cohen BACKGROUND Psoriasis is a chronic immune-mediated inflammatory disorder characterized by hyperproliferation of keratinocytes leading to epidermal hyperplasia, scaling, and inflammation. The prevalence…

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Basal Cell Carcinoma

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Basal Cell Carcinoma Elise Ng Arielle Kauvar BACKGROUND Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most prevalent malignant tumor of the skin. It is seen most often in fair-skinned middle-aged to…

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin Ron R. Allison BACKGROUND Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is extremely common and fortunately highly curable. As these lesions have a propensity for development…

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Atopic Dermatitis

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Atopic Dermatitis Lauren Fried Gabriela A. Cobos David Cohen BACKGROUND Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic and relapsing condition associated with pruritus and inflammation. The pathophysiology of AD is complex…

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Hypertrophic Scars and Keloids

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Hypertrophic Scars and Keloids Jill S. Waibel Ashley Rudnick BACKGROUND After injury a dynamic process of tissue regeneration occurs, which consists of 3 wound healing phases, including inflammatory phase, proliferative…

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Dermatofibromas

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Dermatofibromas Lauren L. Levy Amanda Zubek Macrene Alexiades BACKGROUND Dermatofibromas (DFs), also called benign fibrous histiocytomas, are benign connective tissue neoplasms that have a predilection for the lower extremities. DFs…

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Neurofibromas

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Neurofibromas Lauren L. Levy Amanda Zubek Macrene Alexiades BACKGROUND Neurofibromas (NFs) are benign nerve sheath tumors. Solitary cutaneous neurofibromas are commonly found in adults and are usually not associated with…

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