Search Results for: coin rubbing

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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Nummular Dermatitis

An inflammatory process of unknown cause consisting of pruritic coin-shaped lesions of different sizes and made up of vesicles that soon are scratched away, leaving erosions, ulcerations, and crusts as residua.

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Nummular Dermatitis: Overview

…hild may be associated with nummular lesions. Idiopathic nummular eczema is an eczematous disorder consisting of one or more coin-shaped patches, usually on the legs, and often on the arms and trunk, as well. Lesions are usually few and localized,…

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Private: Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea versicolor

…ranging from hypopigmented, hyperpigmented, or pink-tan patches on the trunk/ upper extremities, and occasionally the face; rubbing can manifest subtle scale. Differential diagnosis Includes seborrheic dermatitis, pityriasis rosea, pityriasis alba,…

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Acne Vulgaris: Treatment

…cations (steroids, psychiatric medications, oral contraceptives, etc.) comedogenic cosmetics and creams friction (e.g., from rubbing or self-manipulation/picking) In female patients with a clear premenstrual trigger, consider spironolactone (such as…

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Alopecia: Key Points

…tion, foam Finasteride 1 mg p.o. daily (for healthy men and in women who are not of child-bearing potential) Alopecia areata Coin-shaped (nummular) patches of non-inflammatory hair loss; exclamation hairs; may involve the entire scalp (totalis) or…

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Malassezia Infections: Initial Evaluation

…s, ranging from hypopigmented, hyperpigmented, or pink-tan patches on the trunk/upper extremities and occasionally the face; rubbing can manifest subtle inducible scale. Differential diagnosis Differential diagnosis includes seborrheic dermatitis,…

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Urticaria Pigmentosa / Mastocytosis: Key Points

…in represent a large concentration of inflammatory mediators, as mast cells often contain granules of histamine. Stroking or rubbing a lesion of cutaneous mastocytosis can elaborate these signaling molecules, and often results in a localized wheal…

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Urticaria Pigmentosa / Mastocytosis: Clinical Case

…ymphadenopathy or hepatosplenomegaly on exam No other skin lesions Diagnosis: Urticaria Pigmentosa Recommend avoiding excess rubbing, friction, or pressure, along with avoidance of extreme temperatures, particularly extreme heat Non-sedating H1…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Dermatosis secondary to rubbing and/or scratching

An inflammatory process of unknown cause consisting of pruritic coin-shaped lesions of different sizes and made up of vesicles that soon are scratched away, leaving erosions, ulcerations, and crusts as residua.

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