Search Results for: blood vessels

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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pyoderma Gangrenosum: Clinical Cases

…matory condition or malignancy triggers a diagnostic evaluation including age-appropriate cancer screening, chest X-ray, and blood tests including complete blood count with differential, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and rheumatologic serologies…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Venous Stasis: Treatment

…ls to respond after 48-72 hours, is febrile, or has an elevated white blood cell count, hospitalize the patient, culture the blood, and treat the patient with intravenous antibiotics to provide coverage for staphylococcal and streptococcal…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Urticaria: Clinical Cases

…tent urticaria but still having multiple episodes since last clinic visit Escalate dose of fexofenadine Blood test: complete blood count with differential, ESR Follow-up evaluation at 4 weeks Follow-up evaluation at 4 weeks Patient reports ongoing…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis: Key Points

…tiology, then treat the underlying disorder. Introduction Leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV) represents inflammation of small vessels in the skin stemming from immune complex deposition. It is sometimes associated with skin pruritus or tenderness….

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Livedo Vasculitis/Livedo Reticularis/Atrophie Blanche: Overview

…ulins, and cryofibrinogens. Underlying cancer may enhance this hypercoagulable tendency. Histology will reveal thrombosis of vessels without inflammation. Therapeutic strategy is aimed at treating the prothrombotic state. The ulcerations will heal…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Venous Stasis: Key Points

Key Points Chronic venous insufficiency stems from the acquired incompetence of venous valves that prevent retrograde blood flow through the venous system, resulting in complications, including edema, prominent veins, stasis dermatitis, and ulcers….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Clinical Cases

…ed borders Systemically ill-appearing young male, diaphoretic Temperature 38.5 degrees Celsius, other vital signs are stable Blood work reveals a marked leukocytosis Admit to hospital for intravenous antibiotics (nafcillin) Next day After one day of…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Vascular Birthmarks: Key Points

…thin the first few years of life. They are typically comprised of endothelial cells (staining GLUT-1 positive on biopsy) and blood, without organized blood flow. In most cases, HOI represent asymptomatic benign lesions that do not require immediate…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Alopecia: Key Points

…tic practices. After physical exam, diagnostic evaluation for hair loss may entail a hair sample mount, scalp biopsy, and/or blood tests to identify a diagnosis or underlying cause. There is not always an effective treatment for hair loss, but…

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