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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Drug Eruptions

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An inflammatory process that results from the effects of a drug administered systemically, e.g., by ingestion, inhalation, injection, or application rectally, and manifested usually by lesions distributed widely and symmetrically.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Fixed Drug Eruption

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Circular orange-red-blue macule(s) or patch(es) that often becomes a papule(s) or plaque(s) and vesiculates, healing with hyperpigmentation, and that occurs repeatedly at the very same cutaneous and/or mucous membrane site(s), especially the genitalia, perioral region, and hands, in response to systemic administration of a particular drug or chemical, chief among them barbiturates and sulfonamides.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Polymorphous Light Eruption

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An inflammatory process that appears on skin exposed to sunlight, especially the face, neck, sternal region, arms, and dorsa of hands, and consists mostly of edematous papules that may become confluent to form plaques, and at times, papulovesicles.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Polymorphous Light Eruption

An inflammatory process that appears on skin exposed to sunlight, especially the face, neck, sternal region, arms, and dorsa of hands, and consists mostly of edematous papules that may become confluent to form plaques, and at times, papulovesicles.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Fixed Drug Eruption

…administration of a particular drug or chemical, chief among them barbiturates and sulfonamides. It is the only type of drug eruption that can be diagnosed with surety histopathologically, the findings in it being entirely specific, unlike the…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Photosensitivity Dermatoses: Overview

…nister a 10- to 14-day tapering course of oral prednisone, starting at 1 mg/kg/day (60 mg every morning). Polymorphous light eruption Polymorphous light eruption tends to flare each spring, then spontaneously improve in summer and fall as tanning…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Viral Exanthems: Initial Evaluation

…coccus. A careful drug history is indicated in the evaluation of a patient with a possible viral exanthem. Morbilliform drug eruption Secondary syphilis Secondary syphilis, caused by the spirochete bacterium Treponema pallidum, results in a…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Drug Eruptions: Clinical Cases

…n Reports fever and malaise with initial pharyngitis The rash broke out 2 days after taking ampicillin Afebrile Morbilliform eruption without facial edema or lymphadenopathy Diagnosis: morbilliform eruption, possible EBV infection EBV testing…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Drug Eruptions: Therapy

…in tenderness, bullous or target lesions, and mucosal involvement. When to refer to a dermatologist If the diagnosis of drug eruption is not clear, or if the drug eruption is not resolving as expected. If patients require systemic corticosteroids…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Papular Urticaria: Key Points

…n individuals. Children are most commonly affected. With repeated exposure, the hypersensitivity reaction wanes and the skin eruption spontaneously resolves or ceases to flare. This may take weeks, months, or even years. The therapeutic strategy is…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Drug Eruptions: Key Points

…be divided into simple (without or with limited systemic involvement) or complex (active systemic involvement); complex drug eruptions in rare cases can be fatal. Simple drug eruptions typically occur within 4-14 days of onset of the agent. The…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy: Key Points

…ial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP) is a benign and common eruption of pregnancy but can be highly symptomatic. The eruption is generally self-limited and responds well to topical management in most cases. Maternal and fetal outcomes are…

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Hand Dermatitis: Key Points

…to dermatitis based primarily on the palmar surface. Hand dermatitis can range from an acute, extremely pruritic or painful eruption, characterized by deep-seated vesicles (dyshidrotic eczema, pompholyx), to the chronic hand dermatitis commonly…

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