Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Urticaria: Initial Evaluation

…has a more systemic presentation with possible progression to angioedema or anaphylaxis. Careful review of symptoms of anaphylaxis, such as tongue, lip, or facial swelling, shortness of breath or wheezing, and diarrhea is necessary. Angioedema is cha…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Urticaria

An inflammatory process that consists of transient, slightly erythematous, edematous papules and plaques characterized by a pseudopod-like border. They may be of either allergic or non-allergic cause, among the former being ingestants, injectants, i…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Acute and Chronic Urticaria?

…ng longer are termed chronic.” Soter NA. Urticaria and angioedema. In: Fitzpatrick TB, Eisen AZ, Wolff K, et al., eds. Dermatology in General Medicine, 4th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill International Book Co., 1993:1484. “Urticaria/angio…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

a-1 antitrypsin deficiency

…patitis, cirrhosis, cutaneous vasculitis, cold urticaria, and angioedema. Panniculitis, reputed to be a consequence of severe deficiency of α-1-antitrypsin, as judged by assay of a patient”s serum, presents itself as painful cutaneous and subcu…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Urticaria

…self may be evanescent or last for years Variations clinical Angioedema refers to a huge hive at a site where skin is particularly distensible, such as the eyelids or lips. Dermographism refers to a linear, sharply circumscribed hive that forms alon…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Focus of Infection?

….” Braun-Falco O, Plewig G, Wolff HH, et al. Urticaria, angioedema and anaphylaxis. In: Braun-Falco O, Plewig G, Wolff HH, et al., eds. Dermatology, 2nd ed. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2000: 438-9. In the first half of the 20th Century, physician…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Crohn’s disease

…s a border marked by pseudopods and is associated with fever. Angioedema develops quickly and responds within hours to administration systemic of corticosteroids, whereas cheilitis granulomatosa takes weeks to involute. Papulopustular lesions of acne…