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Details of the Slide Show Covers: These lecture slides are a preview of the full Dermatology Section of the NCCPA Blueprint for the PANCE and PANRE. These slides contain content from the first topic of Eczematous Eruptions

Total Length: 9 Slides

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Title: Derm Preview Questions

Details of the Slide Show Covers: These questions are a preview of the full  Section of the NCCPA Blueprint for the PANCE and PANRE.   The full Dermatology Section has 219 PANCE style questions, answers, and detailed explanations.

Total Length: 20 Slides

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Dermatologic Blueprint Preview Video


Title:  Dermatology Blueprint Lecture Video Preview

Details:  This video is a preview of our full Dermatology Video over the NCCPA Blueprint for the PANCE and PANRE.

Total Length: 5 minutes, 12 seconds.  Full Lecture Video 1 hour and 5 minutes, 56 seconds.

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Dermatology Preview Lecture Notes 

Eczematous Eruptions

Contact Dermatitis
Delayed hypersensitivity reaction
Well demarcated plaques of erythema and edema
May have some vesicles (acutely)
Subacute/Chronic-may have some plaques of erythema, dry scales, or desquamation
May have plaques of lichenification
Treatment-to remove offending agent if able to isolate

Contact Dermatitis
Topical steroids in mild cases
Severe cases may require systemic corticosteroids for 2 weeks (tapered)
Burrows solution on wet dressing may be helpful

Atopic Dermatitis
Type I Hypersensitivity reaction
Lesions may be present for months to years
Poorly defined erythematous patches
Chronically the lesions may have some lichenification with excoriation marks
Fissured areas with painful areas are possible

Atopic Dermatitis
May have associated allergic rhinitis or asthma
Topical anti itch lotions are helpful
Patients may need low potency steroid ointment at times
Wet dressings
UVA and UVB light may be helpful for chronic and subacute

Sweating does not play a role
Rash presents as vesicles in clusters in early phases
Later phases scaling and painful fissures and crusting
80% on hands and feet
Treatment involves high potency topical glucocorticoids for 1-2 weeks
Burrow’s solution maybe helpful with wet dressings in early stages
For severe cases systemic glucocorticoids is necessary over 1-2 weeks (tapered)

Lichen Simplex Chronicus
Predilection of the skin that responds to trauma by epidermal hyperplasia
Skin becomes hypersensitive and nerves and epidermis proliferate
Solid plaque of of lichenification from a confluence of small papules
Scaling is minimal
Skin feels thickened

Lichen Simplex Chronicus
Areas of distribution scalp, ankles, lower thighs, exterior forearms, vulva, neck , scrotum and groin
Occlusive dressings are helpful
Can inject with triamcinolone
Combination of crude tar in zinc oxide and topical glucocorticoids is helpful


NCCPA Topic List Dermatology Blueprint

Eczematous Eruptions
Lichen simplex chronicus
Papulosquamous Diseases
Drug eruptions
Lichen planus
Pityriasis rosea
Erythema multiforme
Stevens-Johnson syndrome
Toxic epidermal necrolysis
Vesicular Bullae
Bullous pemphigoid
Acneiform Lesions
Acne vulgaris

Verrucous Lesions
Actinic keratosis
Seborrheic keratosis
Spider bites
Basal cell carcinoma
Kaposi sarcoma
Squamous cell carcinoma
Hair and Nails
Viral Diseases
Condyloma acuminatum
Herpes simplex
Molluscum contagiosum
Varicella-zoster virus infections

Bacterial Infections
Fungal Infections
Dermatophyte infections
Acanthosis nigricans
Hidradenitis suppurativa
Lipomas/epithelial inclusion cysts
Pilonidal disease
Pressure ulcers


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