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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Eosinophilic Fasciitis: Overview

Overview Eosinophilic fasciitis is distinguished from scleroderma by its acute onset; its lack of hand and foot or visceral involvement; the characteristic involvement of the extremities (usually distal legs and arms); its tendency to spontaneously…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Bullous Pemphigoid: Key Points

…elderly patients as urticarial plaques and tense bullae, with eosinophilic spongiosis, edema, and subepidermal blister formation on biopsy. Bullous pemphigoid often requires systemic immunosuppression to adequately control the disease, usually with c…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Key Points

…ore serious soft tissue infections, such as early necrotizing fasciitis, may resemble cellulitis. The following situations require alternative management strategies than those outlined below since they may be caused by unusual organisms: buccal cellu…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Treatment

…gnostic possibilities (e.g., an unusual organism, necrotizing fasciitis, panniculitis, pyomyositis, or superficial thrombophlebitis or deep vein thrombosis). Infections commonly recur when the full course of therapy has not been completed. When to co…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Stings: Key Points

…f a pruritic sterile pustule. Any hymenoptera sting may cause eosinophilic cellulitis (Wells’ syndrome) with flame figures seen on histopathology. Dramatic reactions, including anaphylaxis, may be a presenting manifestation of mastocytosis and…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Histiocytosis X

A proliferation of abnormal Langerhans’ cells that may affect internal organs, e.g., the spleen, liver, and bone, sometimes with fatal outcome, as well as the skin, where lesions usually manifest themselves as purpuric papules or ulcers that m…

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