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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Key Points

…elevated markers of systemic inflammation. Both erysipelas and cellulitis require systemic antibiotic therapy. The clinical presentation of erysipelas and cellulitis are similar, presenting with unilateral erythema, edema, warmth, and tenderness. The…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Treatment

…idence supporting the use of particular antibiotic classes for cellulitis; limited data suggests that macrolide antibiotics may be more effective than penicillin antibiotics for cellulitis. There is similarly limited data to support the use of intrav…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Venous Stasis: Key Points

…tion in the management of stasis dermatitis is lower extremity cellulitis. Cellulitis is typically unilateral, whereas stasis dermatitis is classically bilateral. Cellulitis is commonly accompanied by signs of systemic infection, such as fever and le…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Key Points

…ssociations include acne, pilonidal cyst, acne conglobata, and dissecting cellulitis of the scalp (also known as the follicular occlusion tetrad). Lesions of HS must be monitored for development of squamous cell carcinoma. Progression is often relent…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: References

References Bailey E, Kroshinsky D (2011) Cellulitis: diagnosis and management, Derm Therapy, 24:229-239. Kilburn SA, Featherstone P, Higgins B, Brindle R (2010) Interventions for cellulitis and erysipelas, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 6(…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Acne Vulgaris

A disease of infundibulosebaceous units, especially infundibula, that may manifest itself solely as noninflammatory lesions, i.e., comedones and intact cysts, or as inflammatory lesions, i.e., papules, nodules, and pustules. The process may resolve…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Alopecia: Key Points

…flammation Types: tufted folliculitis, folliculitis decalvans, dissecting cellulitis of the scalp, dermatophytic folliculitis Scalp inflammation by either neutrophils results in scarring and fibrosis, with elimination of hair follicles Scarring and f…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Venous Stasis: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Differential diagnosis Necrobiosis lipoidica Leukocytoclastic vasculitis Cellulitis Note: Cellulitis tends to be unilateral, not bilateral, and is accompanied by signs of systemic infectio…

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