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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Dyshidrotic Eczema (Pompholyx, Palmoplantar Eczema)

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Dyshidrotic eczema is a palmoplantar spongiotic dermatitis of multifactorial etiology (atopy, both irritant and allergic contactants, drug- or UV-induced, idiopathic, etc.) arising on the sides of the fingers, and less commonly the toes, as well as more variably arrayed on the palms and soles.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Dyshidrotic Eczema (Pompholyx, Palmoplantar Eczema)

Dyshidrotic eczema is a palmoplantar spongiotic dermatitis of multifactorial etiology (atopy, both irritant and allergic contactants, drug- or UV-induced, idiopathic, etc.) arising on the sides of the fingers, and less commonly the toes, as well as…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Herpes Simplex: Treatment

…d) patients. When to refer to a dermatologist When the diagnosis of herpes simplex infection is not clear. For management of eczema herpeticum. For management of recurrent herpes, not suppressed by standard suppressive therapy, especially in an…

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Nummular Dermatitis: Overview

Overview Eczema is an all-inclusive term for dermatitis of diverse origin, including atopic dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, hand eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, and stasis dermatitis (see appropriate chapters for descriptions of therapy for these…

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Hand Dermatitis: References

…a T et al (2008). An open-label study assessing the safety and efficacy of alitretinoin in patients with severe chronic hand eczema unresponsive to topical corticosteroids, Clin Exp Derm, 36: 149-154. English J et al (2009). Consensus statement on…

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Herpes Simplex: Initial Evaluation

…are usually caused by herpes simplex type II. Herpetic whitlow may occur when digits are exposed to herpetic lesions. Eczema herpeticum, superinfection of atopic dermatitis with HSV, is common and can be difficult to distinguish from impetiginized…

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Atopic Dermatitis: References

…atopic dermatitis. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol, Epub ahead of print. Williams HC, Grindlay DJ. (2010). What’s new in atopic eczema? An analysis of systematic reviews published in 2007 and 2008. Part 1. Definitions, causes and consequences of…

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Herpes Simplex: Key Points

…ent, in the setting of immunosuppression, or superinfection of a pre-existing skin disease (usually atopic dermatitis, e.g., eczema herpeticum). Acyclovir is almost always the first-line treatment given to individuals with healthy immune systems; in…

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Atopic Dermatitis: Principles of Management of Atopic Dermatitis

…oid Address secondary infection, commonly by Staphylococcus aureus (impetiginization) and sometimes by herpes simplex virus (eczema herpeticum) Pruritus: can exacerbate atopic dermatitis carries significant morbidity (i.e., lack of sleep,…

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Herpes Zoster & Varicella: Initial Evaluation

…hemorrhagic base. Primary varicella infection Differential diagnosis Herpes simplex virus (oral) Note that the vesiculopustular lesions of HSV are also grouped, as in zoster. Herpes simplex virus (genital) Eczema herpeticum Erythema multiforme…

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Impetigo: Initial evaluation

…same location. Grouped (herpetiform) pustular lesions resulting in erosions with scalloped borders are suggestive of herpes. Eczema herpeticum: Superinfection of atopic dermatitis with herpes or impetiginizing bacteria (staphylococcus or…

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