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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

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Treatment

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

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Key Points

…ore serious soft tissue infections, such as early necrotizing fasciitis, may resemble cellulitis. Erysipelas is a superficial form of cellulitis that involves superficial lymphatics located within the upper dermis. Beta-hemolytic streptococci are the…

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…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Eosinophilic Cellulitis (Wells’ Syndrome)?

…months, usually without systemic symptoms. The acute state of eosinophilic cellulitis develops over a few days. Painful red oedema may cover a whole limb. Histologically there is oedema and dermal infiltration with eosinophils. The resolving stage of…

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