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First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 (2021) | Physician Assistant (PA) School Study Aid


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Acne Vulgaris Presentation and Pathophysiology
Presentation
Papules/Comedones in Mild Cases
Blackheads Open, Whiteheads Closed
Pustules in Mild-Moderate Cases
Nodules/Cysts in Severe Cases
Pathophysiology
Inflammation at Hair Follicle/Sebaceous Gland
Increased Androgens
Colonization by Cutibacterium Acnes
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Atopic Dermatitis / Eczema
Presentation
Pruritic Vesicles
Inflammatory Skin Rash
Cheeks in Children
Skin Flexural Areas
Associated with Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis
Treatment
Tacrolimus
Moisturizers
Corticosteroids
Phototherapy
Avoid Triggers
Antihistamines
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Hypersensitivity Type IV
Delayed-Type Hypersensitivity
T Cell Mediated
Antibody Independant
Macrophages Activated
Examples
Transplant Rejection
PPD Skin Test
Contact Dermatitis
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Melanocytic Nevus (Mole)
General Characteristics
Benign Tumor of Melanocytes
Arranged In Nests at Dermal-Epidermal Junction and Within Dermis
Intradermal Nevi Are Papular and Flesh-Colored
Junctional Nevi Are Macular and Dark
Predisposing Factors
Genetics
Sun Exposure During Childhood
Skin Tone
Considerations
Potential to Become Melanoma
ABCDEs of Melanoma
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Psoriasis
Presentation
Epidermal Hyperproliferation Keratinocytes
Defined Red Salmon Plaques
Silvery Scales
Extensor Surfaces
Bleeding when Removed
Auspitz Sign
Pruritus
Nail Changes
Histological Finding
Munro Microabscesses
Nucleated Cells in Stratum Corneum
Treatment
Retinoids
Topical Corticosteroids
Tar
Immunosuppressants
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Rosacea
Characteristics
Episodes Provoked by Alcohol, Heat, or Emotions
Erythematotelangiectatic Rosacea
Facial Flushing and Telangiectasias
Sun Protection
Topical Brimonidine
Papulopustular Rosacea
Papules and Pustules
Topical Metronidazole
Phymatous Rosacea
Rhinophyma
Laser Ablation
Considerations
Avoid Triggers
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Verrucae
Warts
Characteristics
Papillary Cauliflower Like Growths
Low-Risk Human Papillomavirus
Epidermal Hyperplasia and Hyperkeratosis
Koilocytes
Management
No Treatment Needed
Topical Salicylic Acid
Cryotherapy
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Genital Warts - Condylomata Acuminata
Mechanism
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
Assessment
Papillary Cauliflower Like Growths
Bleeding
Vaginal Discharge
Interventions
Wart Removal
Trichloroacetic acid (TCA)
Podophyllin resin
Cryotherapy
Considerations
HPV Vaccine
Cervical Cancer
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