Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Chancroid

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Chancroid: Overview

Overview The diagnosis of chancroid is usually clinical, although improved culture techniques allow isolation of the causative organism, H. ducreyi. The therapeutic strategy is to eliminate the pathogenic microorganism. Treatment First Steps Azithro…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Errors and Reasons

Error: Abortive is an accurate modifier of particular pathologic processes, e.g., abortive dermatofibroma, abortive morphea, and abortive T-cell lymphoma. Reason: The idea itself is abortive! For example, what is called “abortive T-cell lympho…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Syphilis

Syphilis Synonyms Lues Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Young, sexually active adults of both sexes Distribution of lesions Localized (usually to genitalia) as a chancre of primary syphilis, widespread lesions in secondary syphilis, and locali…