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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Granuloma Annulare

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An inflammatory, i.e., granulomatous, process that usually takes the form of papules which in constellation often assume annular, arcuate, and serpiginous shapes.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Pyogenic Granuloma

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A red, often ulcerated, boggy papule that represents a hyperplasia of small cutaneous vessels which are "fed" by an arteriole in the subcutaneous fat, the lesion resulting consistently from external trauma, usually in the form of a puncture or a yank of a "hang nail." In time, the proliferation of vessels ceases, there is progressive fibroplasia, and the then gray or white papule shrinks and eventually disappears.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Xanthomas, Including Xanthogranulomas

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Deposits of lipid in the skin and sometimes in subcutaneous tissues as a consequence often, but not always, of hyperlipidemia.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Xanthogranuloma

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A granulomatous inflammatory process that presents itself in children as multiple yellowish papules or nodules that often are associated with systemic involvement of eyes, liver, and testes.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Granuloma Annulare

An inflammatory, i.e., granulomatous, process that usually takes the form of papules which in constellation often assume annular, arcuate, and serpiginous shapes. Many variants exist, among them widespread papules, papules in photodistribution, papu…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Pyogenic Granuloma

A red, often ulcerated, boggy papule that represents a hyperplasia of small cutaneous vessels which are "fed" by an arteriole in the subcutaneous fat, the lesion resulting consistently from external trauma, usually in the form of a punctur…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Granuloma Inguinale

A red, often ulcerated, boggy papule that represents a hyperplasia of small cutaneous vessels which are "fed" by an arteriole in the subcutaneous fat, the lesion resulting consistently from external trauma, usually in the form of a punctur…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Granuloma Annulare

A red, often ulcerated, boggy papule that represents a hyperplasia of small cutaneous vessels which are "fed" by an arteriole in the subcutaneous fat, the lesion resulting consistently from external trauma, usually in the form of a punctur…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Granuloma Annulare: Overview

Overview The pathogenesis of granuloma annulare is not known and, for this reason, therapy is empiric. The effectiveness of therapy of granuloma annulare (GA) may be difficult to gauge because spontaneous resolution of individual lesions or the enti…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Allergic (Leukocytoclastic) Vasculitis

A systemic inflammatory process involving venules by deposits of fibrin within their wall in conjunction with neutrophils and nuclear “dust” of neutrophils in the dermis and, at times, the subcutaneous fat. The clinical manifestations ar…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Flushing: Key Points

…pathways. In rare cases, histamines contained in contaminated fish can result in a histamine-mediated flushing, classically from scombroid fish poisoning. Medications implicated in flushing include niacin, calcium channel blockers, phosphodiesterase…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Atypical Mycobacterial Infections: Overview

Overview Although several mycobacterial organisms have been associated with skin lesions, only two, M. fortuitum/chelonei/abscessus (Group IV, rapid growers) and M. marinum, are common pathogens. Diagnosis requires culture to identify the causative…

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