Search Results for: cutaneous larva migrans

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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lupus: Key Points

Key Points Lupus is a disease that presents across a broad spectrum of cutaneous and systemic manifestations. It may be cutaneous-only or systemic with cutaneous manifestations; some patients with systemic lupus do not have cutaneous involvement….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Sarcoidosis: Key Points

…osuppressive drug, but emerging evidence suggests that TNF-α inhibitors may be particularly effective at treating refractory cutaneous sarcoidosis. Patients with chronic cutaneous sarcoidosis, particularly those with lupus pernio, may fail to…

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Urticaria Pigmentosa / Mastocytosis: Key Points

…stemic involvement; this chapter will focus specifically on urticaria pigmentosa (UP), with a brief review of other forms of cutaneous mastocytosis. The three most common types of cutaneous mastocytosis are urticaria pigmentosa (UP), diffuse…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Borreliosis (Lyme Disease): Key Points

…gins as a localized skin lesion, with later dissemination to joints, heart, eyes, and the nervous system. Erythema chronicum migrans is the cutaneous eruption of early borreliosis and is the most common manifestation of Lyme disease, affecting 89%…

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Creeping Eruption, Larva Migrans, and Larva Currens: Overview

Treatment Cutaneous Larva Migrans (CLM) [The treatment for larva currens is somewhat different so the two diseases are discussed separately.] Cutaneous larva migrans is due to animal (usually canine) hookworm. It presents as serpiginous papules on…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Kaposi’s Sarcoma: Overview

…ne the extent and rate of progression of the HIV-associated KS. The following staging system may be used: Stage I: Localized cutaneous (fewer than 10 lesions, or one anatomic region); Stage II: Disseminated cutaneous (more than 10 lesions, or more…

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