A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Erysipelas

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An inflammatory process caused by one of several bacteria, especially Streptococcus pyogenes, and manifested clinically as erythematous patches and erythematous edematous plaques with scalloped outlines upon which vesicles and bullae, some of them hemorrhagic, may develop.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Erysipelas

An inflammatory process caused by one of several bacteria, especially Streptococcus pyogenes, and manifested clinically as erythematous patches and erythematous edematous plaques with scalloped outlines upon which vesicles and bullae, some of them h…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis

An inflammatory process caused by one of several bacteria, especially Streptococcus pyogenes, and manifested clinically as erythematous patches and erythematous edematous plaques with scalloped outlines upon which vesicles and bullae, some of them h…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Treatment

…utrophilia, diabetes mellitus, immunosuppression, neutropenia, erysipelas of the face, associated with decubitus ulcers, or cellulitis on dependent extremities should be hospitalized and parenteral therapy is recommended. First steps (for both erysi…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Key Points

…kocytosis, and elevated markers of systemic inflammation. Both erysipelas and cellulitis require systemic antibiotic therapy. The clinical presentation of erysipelas and cellulitis are similar, presenting with unilateral erythema, edema, warmth, and…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: References

…, Higgins B, Brindle R (2010) Interventions for cellulitis and erysipelas, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 6(10): CD004299. Krasagakis K, Valachis A, Maniatakis P, et al (2010) Analysis of epidemiology, clinical features and management of er…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Erysipelas Cellulitis Differential diagnosis Deep vein thrombosis Venous stasis dermatitis Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome Leukocytoclastic vasculitis Panniculitis…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Erysipelas

Erysipelas Synonyms St. Anthony’s fire Ignis sacer Erysipele Erysipela Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Any age and either sex, but with a predilection for older persons with diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, and abuse of alcohol…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Erysipelas

An inflammatory process caused by one of several bacteria, especially Streptococcus pyogenes, and manifested clinically as erythematous patches and erythematous edematous plaques with scalloped outlines upon which vesicles and bullae, some of them h…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

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…: An infiltrate of lymphocytes, neutrophils, and eosinophils = Erysipelas Cellulitis, of which erysipelas is the stereotype, is an example of phlegmonous inflammation, i.e., one in which neutrophils are scattered amid collagen bundles in the reticula…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Polymorphous light eruption

Polymorphous light eruption Synonyms Polymorphic light eruption Summer prurigo Summer eruption Eczema solare Prurigo aestivalis Chronic polymorphous light eruption Hutchinson’s summer prurigo Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Young wome…