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 ch…

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?

“No matter how many hives may arise, they always are transient. But also, the process itself is extremely acute as one usually does not have it longer than one to several days. Acute urticaria is evanescent. However, under certain circumstanc…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

a-1 antitrypsin deficiency

α-1 antitrypsin deficiency Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Any age, predominantly women Distribution of lesions Particularly on the trunk and extremities Configuration of lesions Shapes of subcutaneous nodules bizarre, ulceration with dischar…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Urticaria

Urticaria Synonyms Nettle rash Hives Wheals Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Any age, especially young persons, in both sexes Distribution of lesions Localized, as in cold urticaria, regional as in solar urticaria, or widespread as in urtica…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Focus of Infection?

“. . . we are justified in arranging, provisionally at least, the dermatoses possibly due to focal infection in six groups, as follows: Group 1: Those considered in some relation with arthropathy:            1, erythema nodosum; 2, erythema…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease Synonyms Inflammatory bowel disease Regional ileitis Regional enteritis Chronic cicatrizing enteritis Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Young adults; slight predominance of women Distribution of lesions The poles of the ga…