Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Aphthous Ulcers (Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis, Canker Sore): Key Points

…Many patients suffer from recurrent lesions, termed recurrent aphthous stomatitis. The first lesions generally begin in childhood, and recurrent aphthous ulcers are more common in women, people under 40, Caucasian patients, nonsmokers, and people of…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Aphthous Ulcers (Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis, Canker Sore): Treatment

…the mouth, and 5% amlexanox paste is approved specifically for aphthous ulcerations. Recurrent aphthous stomatitis, minor ulcerations First steps Topical anesthetics (0.15% benzydamine oral rinse, 2-5% lidocaine gel) may be applied to ulcers four t…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Aphthous Ulcers (Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis, Canker Sore): References

…es Baccaglini L, et al. (2011) Urban legends series: recurrent aphthous stomatitis, Oral Dis, 17: 755-770. Chattopadhyay A (2011) Recurrent aphthous stomatitis, Otolaryngol Clin N Am, 44:79-88. Femiano F, et al. (2007) Guidelines for diagnosis and ma…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Herpes Simplex: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Herpes simplex may result in painful or burning crusted grouped vesicles near the mouth or nares, often recurrent in the same location. Grouped (herpetiform) pustular lesions resulting in erosions with scalloped borders are sugges…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Farmyard pox

Farmyard pox Synonyms Barnyard pox Presentation stereotypical Age and sex No predilection for age, but more common among men who are herders of sheep (orf) and cows (milker’s nodule), and in veterinarians Distribution of lesions Fingers especi…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Beh├žet’s Disease

…use blindness and, rarely, end fatally. Clinical manifestation Aphthous stomatitis, genital ulcerations, and hyperreactivity of the skin (pathergy) Variations clinical Pyoderma gangrenosum, erythema multiforme, acneiform lesions, furuncles, thromboph…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Wegener’s Granulomatosis?

“Inside the nose besides extensive necrosis, there is a cell-rich granulomatous tissue with granulomatous epithelioid cell foci which surround the vessels. . . . In both lungs: infarct-like necrosis in which one finds severe changes in the ve…