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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Herpes Zoster & Varicella: Key Points

…ement. In very severe cases, herpes zoster may be systemically disseminated, resulting in a generalized vesicular eruption with possible internal organ involvement; immunocompromised and immunosuppressed individuals are at high risk for disseminated

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Borreliosis (Lyme Disease): Key Points

Key Points Infection with various Borrelia species causes borreliosis, which may have cutaneous and systemic manifestations. This infection is transmitted through bites of the Ixodes species of ticks. Early Lyme disease (erythema chronicum migrans…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Herpes Zoster & Varicella: Treatment

Treatment Herpes zoster First-line therapy: The first-line therapy for herpes zoster includes the treatment of the acute eruption and therapy for herpetic neuralgia and post-herpetic neuralgia. Confirmation of herpes zoster by viral direct fluoresc…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Borreliosis (Lyme Disease): Clinical Cases

…of ongoing monitoring for development of symptoms and signs of disseminated infection Three-month follow-up evaluation No evidence of disseminated infection noted Case 2 18-year-old male presents with new onset unilateral facial palsy History of…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Kaposi’s Sarcoma: Overview

Overview Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) results from endothelial cell proliferation caused by infection with human herpesvirus 8 and occurs in four settings: classic KS, African (endemic) KS, immunosuppressive-associated KS, and AIDS-associated KS. The…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Disseminated intravascular coagulopathy

Disseminated intravascular coagulopathy Synonyms Disseminated intravascular coagulation Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Usually adults of both sexes, but sometimes children Distribution of lesions Extremities especially Individual lesions Hem…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Porokeratosis

A constellation of conditions that assumes various forms clinically but whose most dependable denominator in common (the exception being the punctate manifestation) is a keratotic ring around a central zone of atrophy, e.g., in a congenital expressi…

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