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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Eosinophilic Fasciitis: Overview

…d for refractory and markedly symptomatic patients. Pitfalls Eosinophilic fasciitis must be distinguished from scleroderma. Recognition is critical because therapy and prognosis are radically different. Refractory cases of eosinophilic fasciitis ma…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Key Points

Key Points Erysipelas and cellulitis are infections of the dermis and subcutaneous layers of the skin that are rapidly progressive and are often accompanied by systemic signs, such as fever, leukocytosis, and elevated markers of systemic inflammat…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Treatment

Treatment First-line treatment: In all cases, the therapeutic strategy is to eliminate the pathogenic microorganism using an effective antimicrobial agent. Penicillin antibiotics remain first-line for erysipelas. There is sparse evidence supportin…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Stings: Key Points

Key Points The order hymenoptera includes bees, wasps, hornets, and ants. Hymenoptera stings cause toxic and allergic reactions that present across a broad clinical spectrum: from mild, localized reactions to severe, systemic, and potentially fatal…

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)?

…yndrome) is an inflammatory dermatosis characterized by marked eosinophilic infiltrates. Drugs and various infections are recognized causes of eosinophilic cellulitis.” Hirsch K, Ludwig RJ, Wolter M, Zollner TM, Hardt K, Kaufmann R, Boehncke WH…

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