Special Issues in Genital Dermatology: Psychosexual Matters, Concerns of Immunosuppression, and Aging

Jun 25, 2016 by in Dermatology Comments Off on Special Issues in Genital Dermatology: Psychosexual Matters, Concerns of Immunosuppression, and Aging

Special Issues in Genital Dermatology: Psychosexual Matters, Concerns of Immunosuppression, and Aging Peter Lynch Libby Edwards PSYCHOLOGICAL ISSUES Although the situation is improving slowly, discussion about genital disorders and their…

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Pediatric Genital Disease

Jun 25, 2016 by in Dermatology Comments Off on Pediatric Genital Disease

Pediatric Genital Disease Libby Edwards Genital complaints produce anxiety in patients generally, with fears of malignancy, sexual functioning, fertility, and sexually transmitted diseases. Genital symptoms and abnormalities in children are…

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Pigmented Disorders

Jun 25, 2016 by in Dermatology Comments Off on Pigmented Disorders

Pigmented Disorders Peter J. Lynch Pigmented lesions are present on the skin of the genitalia in approximately 10% to 12% of women and a slightly smaller proportion of men. The…

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Vaginitis and Balanitis

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Vaginitis and Balanitis Libby Edwards Vaginitis and balanitis are nonspecific terms that refer to inflammation of the vagina or the glans penis. Because these epithelial surfaces are variably moist (in…

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Skin-Colored Lesions

Jun 25, 2016 by in Dermatology Comments Off on Skin-Colored Lesions

Skin-Colored Lesions Peter J. Lynch “Skin colored” refers to those lesions whose color is of the same hue as the patient’s surrounding normal skin. Thus, in a darkly pigmented person,…

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White Lesions

Jun 25, 2016 by in Dermatology Comments Off on White Lesions

White Lesions Sallie M. Neill Skin pigmentation depends on melanin-containing melanosomes produced by melanocytes. Variation in pigmentation is due to differences in melanocyte numbers and to the numbers and size…

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Erosive and Vesiculobullous Diseases

Jun 25, 2016 by in Dermatology Comments Off on Erosive and Vesiculobullous Diseases

Erosive and Vesiculobullous Diseases Libby Edwards The various erosive and blistering disorders are often morphologically indistinguishable when occurring on genital skin. Blisters are skin lesions that are filled with fluid….

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Ulcers

Jun 25, 2016 by in Dermatology Comments Off on Ulcers

Ulcers Peter J. Lynch Erosions and ulcers occur when tissue is lost from the surface of the skin. They are differentiated on the basis of depth. Tissue loss limited to…

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Yellow and Pustular Lesions

Jun 25, 2016 by in Dermatology Comments Off on Yellow and Pustular Lesions

Yellow and Pustular Lesions Libby Edwards Yellow lesions primarily result from purulent material. These can occur as intact pustules, or as yellow crusting, when pustules rupture. On occasion, desquamated, hydrated…

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Red Papules and Nodules

Jun 25, 2016 by in Dermatology Comments Off on Red Papules and Nodules

Red Papules and Nodules Peter J. Lynch Genital disorders that present as red papules or nodules are most often either neoplasms or inflammatory lesions. Vascular neoplasms present as bright red,…

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