Search Results for: eosinophilic fasciitis

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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Eosinophilic Fasciitis: Overview

…in, stiffness, and fatigue and have swelling and sometimes limb contracture of the affected extremities. The pathogenesis of eosinophilic fasciitis is not known, and the therapeutic strategy is to suppress the inflammation that characterizes this…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Bullous Pemphigoid: Key Points

…on the clinical finding of urticarial plaques and tense bullae, supplemented by histologic features. Skin biopsy will reveal eosinophilic spongiosis, or edema between the keratinocytes. The eosinophils may be found in the epidermis itself, between…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Key Points

…promised individuals many other organisms may be responsible. More serious soft tissue infections, such as early necrotizing fasciitis, may resemble cellulitis. The following situations require alternative management strategies than those outlined…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Treatment

…omptly to appropriate antibiotic therapy should raise other diagnostic possibilities (e.g., an unusual organism, necrotizing fasciitis, panniculitis, pyomyositis, or superficial thrombophlebitis or deep vein thrombosis). Infections commonly recur…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Stings: Key Points

…ainful. Tender urticarial lesions may result with development of a pruritic sterile pustule. Any hymenoptera sting may cause eosinophilic cellulitis (Wells’ syndrome) with flame figures seen on histopathology. Dramatic reactions, including…

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…

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