Posts Tagged ‘traitements’

Vitiligo (For Professionals)

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Vitiligo (For Professionals) Vitiligo affects around 1% of the population and is more visible in darker races. It is important to follow these steps: 1. See a dermatologist: -to confirm the diagnosis. -to classify the vitiligo: extent and distribution. -to ascertain its behaviour (stable for 6 months or evolutive?) -to follow an algorythm of treatment […]

Keratosis Pilaris (For Professionals)

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Keratosis pilaris is a very frequent condition: It presents as follicular scaly papules affected all areas except the glabrous skin but mostly found on the arms, legs and buttocks. These lesions are painless but may be red and itchy at times. It is associated with Atopy and Ichtyosis Vulgaris: Both conditions are characterized by a […]

Keloids (For Professionals)

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Keloids represent an abnormal reaction to trauma with an excessive tissue response and a excessive production of collagen (increased mRNA of collagen). Effective treatment modalities are limited and include on first line cryotherapy, intralesional injections of steroids, compression therapy, and radiotherapy (in trained hands). The best treatment second line treatment remains to our mind excision […]

Plaque Psoriasis (for professionals)

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Psoriasis is a frequent inflammatory dermatosis which affects 1 to 2% of the global population. It is more frequent in Scandinavia and Europe. It is less frequent in Blacks and Chinese and is a rarity in Ethnic American-Indian population. Its cause is genetic (PSOR1 gene on chromosome 6) and environmental (guttate psoriasis for example has […]

Topical acne/pimple preparations

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

If your doctor has prescribed a topical acne preparation for you. It is probably one of the following (list not complete): Antibiotics Lotion Erythromycin Clindamycin or Peeling Agents Benzoyl Peroxide gel Resorcinol/Sulphur cream What are topical acne/pimple preparations used for? These are applied to the skin to treat acne(pimple). They work by exerting antibacterial action […]


Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Dr Christophe Hsu – dermatologist. Geneva, Switzerland What is vitiligo ? Vitiligo is a skin disorder which presents as white spots and patches on the skin. This is due to a progressive loss of the pigment, melanin, which gives us our skin colour. The loss of pigment occurs when pigment cells (melanocytes) are destroyed and […]

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

What is post-infammatory hyperpigmentation? It is a discolouration that is left on the skin after an underlying skin disease has healed. The underlying skin disease may be trauma, skin infection, eczema (dermatitis) or a drug reaction. In dark-skinned persons, the colour tends to be more intense and persists for a longer period. The pigmentation tends […]

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