Search Results for: excoriation

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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pediculosis (Lice): Treatment

…ubic lice). Topical steroids and oral antihistamines may be required for days to weeks to control the pruritus. If extensive excoriation is noted, the patient should be carefully examined or tested for bacterial superinfection and treated with…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Nummular Dermatitis

An inflammatory process of unknown cause consisting of pruritic coin-shaped lesions of different sizes and made up of vesicles that soon are scratched away, leaving erosions, ulcerations, and crusts as residua.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Arthropod Assaults

Papules, nodules, vesicles, and sometimes bullae that develop in response to “bites” of arthropods, among the most common offenders being mosquitoes, bedbugs, and mites of scabies.

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases


…coarse bundles of collagen in vertical streaks in a thickened papillary dermis = Lichen simplex chronicus with evidences of excoriation The findings in this section reflect effects of both persistent rubbing (hyperkeratosis and collagen bundles in…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Arthropod assaults

…ting: Persistent insect “bites” differ clinically from urticaria pigmentosa in children by sporting evidences of excoriation, i.e., erosions, ulcerations, and crusts. Denominators in common: Papules and vesicles eroded, ulcerated, and…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Applicable Terms

…ted with an increase in the number of spinous cells. Crust usually is a consequence of spongiosis or of erosion secondary to excoriation, following which serum flows to the surface of the skin. Figure 3.32 Scale-crust. SCAR [Gk. eskhara (crust on a…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Elastosis perforans serpiginosa

…which is a near invariable accompaniment of suppurative infundibulitides in general); perforating collagenosis (a result of excoriation so violent that it damages severely bundles of collagen in the upper part of the dermis, those degenerated…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Atopic Dermatitis?

…f the Atlantic as follows: prurigo simplex acuta (strophulus, lichen urticatus, papular urticaria) prurigo simplex subacuta (excoriations, including neurotic excoriations and picker’s nodule) prurigo simplex chronica (prurigo nodularis Hyde in…

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