Search Results for: fasciitis with eosinophilia

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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…

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Drug Eruptions: Suggested Reading

…themata: a source of clinical and intellectual confusion. Eur J Dermatol 20(3): 255-9. Chen Y-C, Chiu H-C, Chu C-Y (2010). Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms: a retrospective study of 60 cases. Arch Derm published on-line, August….

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Leprosy/Hansen’s Disease and Reactional States: Overview

…e an infectious mononucleosis-like hypersensitivity syndrome, with fever, myalgias, adenopathy, hepatitis, eosinophilia, and rash. Clofazimine regularly causes a red to purple-black coloration of the skin that is accentuated in the lesions. This is t…

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Drug Eruptions: Initial Evaluation

…l diagnosis Drug hypersensitivity, i.e., DRESS (drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms): Marked facial edema in association with a morbilliform eruption is concerning for DRESS. Viral exanthem: A viral exanthem may be clinically indist…

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Drug Eruptions: Therapy

…n most cases, the cutaneous reaction will resolve in 2-5 days without therapy; patients may continue to get new lesions during this time. Supportive therapy: Antihistamines, such as hydroxyzine (such as Atarax or Vistaril) 25-50 mg t.i.d. or q.i.d. a…

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Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Treatment

…ay also support the use of prophylactic antimicrobial therapy with penicillin antibiotics following an episode of leg cellulitis in patients who are high risk for recurrence. Patients with systemic symptoms, significant neutrophilia, diabetes mellitu…

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Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Key Points

…entation of erysipelas and cellulitis are similar, presenting with unilateral erythema, edema, warmth, and tenderness. Systemic signs of inflammation (fever, malaise, leukocytosis) are almost always seen. There are several distinguishing features lis…

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