Search Results for: fasciitis with eosinophilia

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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Eosinophilic Fasciitis: Overview

…d other immunosuppressive regimens can be considered for refractory and markedly symptomatic patients. Pitfalls Eosinophilic fasciitis must be distinguished from scleroderma. Recognition is critical because therapy and prognosis are radically…

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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

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…

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Drug Eruptions: Suggested Reading

…AR-Study. JID 128: 35. Friedmann PS, Pickard C, Ardern-Jones M, Bircher AJ (2010). Drug-induced exanthemata: 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…

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Drug Eruptions: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Differential 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…

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Drug Eruptions: Therapy

…rugs such as dilantin and allopurinol are possible offenders. Common findings of systemic involvement include: leukocytosis, eosinophilia, thrombocytopenia, renal impairment, transaminitis, and elevated creatine kinase (sign of myositis). A skin…

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Leprosy/Hansen’s Disease and Reactional States: Overview

…sone may also cause 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…

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