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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Borreliosis (Lyme Disease): Key Points

…e disease (erythema chronicum migrans) and late Lyme disease (acrodermatitis chronicum atrophicans) are the classic cutaneous complications of these infections. Disseminated borreliosis may involve joints, heart, skin, eyes, and the nervous system. S…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Acrodermatitis Enteropathica: Overview

…reastfed infants, especially if born prematurely, may develop acrodermatitis enteropathica due to zinc deficiency in mother’s breast milk. These children improve when given standard formula with zinc, and may not require supplementation with zi…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Borreliosis (Lyme Disease): Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Erythema chronicum migrans Acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans These lesions may occur at the sites of prior erythema chronicum migrans. Atrophic epidermis is the hallmark. Sclerodermatous changes, with thickening a…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Borreliosis (Lyme Disease): Treatment

…mptively. When to consult a dermatologist If the diagnosis of borreliosis is not clear or if a skin biopsy is needed to confirm the diagnosis For the evaluation of lesions in which acrodermatitis chronicum atrophicans or lymphocytoma are suspected…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Candidiasis: Initial Evaluation

…sis rosea Deficiency dermatitis (such as zinc deficiency, aka acrodermatitis enteropathica) Allergic or irritant contact dermatitis Inverse psoriasis Tinea cruris Extramammary Paget’s disease Hailey-Hailey disease…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Borreliosis (Lyme Disease)

…ous nodules (lymphadenosis benigna cutis), and acral patches and plaques that in time become atrophic (acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans). It may express itself in other organs as well, with cardiac, neurological, and arthritic symptoms and signs….

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans

Acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Middle aged to elderly women especially Distribution of lesions Distal part of extremities, particularly of legs; nodules develop especially near knees and elbows Configurati…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Acrodermatitis enteropathica

Acrodermatitis enteropathica Synonyms Zinc deficiency Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Infants of both sexes who suffer from an inherited deficiency of zinc; may occur in adults; characterized in infants by a triad of acral dermatitis, alopeci…

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