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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Drug Eruptions

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An inflammatory process that results from the effects of a drug administered systemically, e.g., by ingestion, inhalation, injection, or application rectally, and manifested usually by lesions distributed widely and symmetrically.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Fixed Drug Eruption

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Circular orange-red-blue macule(s) or patch(es) that often becomes a papule(s) or plaque(s) and vesiculates, healing with hyperpigmentation, and that occurs repeatedly at the very same cutaneous and/or mucous membrane site(s), especially the genitalia, perioral region, and hands, in response to systemic administration of a particular drug or chemical, chief among them barbiturates and sulfonamides.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Polymorphous Light Eruption

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An inflammatory process that appears on skin exposed to sunlight, especially the face, neck, sternal region, arms, and dorsa of hands, and consists mostly of edematous papules that may become confluent to form plaques, and at times, papulovesicles.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Fixed Drug Eruption

…hands, in response to systemic administration of a particular drug or chemical, chief among them barbiturates and sulfonamides. It is the only type of drug eruption that can be diagnosed with surety histopathologically, the findings in it being entir…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Drug Eruptions

An inflammatory process that results from the effects of a drug administered systemically, e.g., by ingestion, inhalation, injection, or application rectally, and manifested usually by lesions distributed widely and symmetrically. Any of the many ex…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Polymorphous Light Eruption

An inflammatory process that appears on skin exposed to sunlight, especially the face, neck, sternal region, arms, and dorsa of hands, and consists mostly of edematous papules that may become confluent to form plaques, and at times, papulovesicles….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Drug Eruptions

An inflammatory process that appears on skin exposed to sunlight, especially the face, neck, sternal region, arms, and dorsa of hands, and consists mostly of edematous papules that may become confluent to form plaques, and at times, papulovesicles….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Creeping Eruption, Larva Migrans, and Larva Currens

An inflammatory process that appears on skin exposed to sunlight, especially the face, neck, sternal region, arms, and dorsa of hands, and consists mostly of edematous papules that may become confluent to form plaques, and at times, papulovesicles….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Drug Eruptions: Initial Evaluation

…on Adverse reactions to medications are common, and cutaneous drug eruptions may occur in 3% of all hospitalized patients who are receiving medications. They can represent 1% of consultations in office-based dermatology practices. Drug eruptions may…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Drug Eruptions: Therapy

…in 2-5 days. Patients who experience a simple, morbilliform drug eruption should avoid repeated exposure to the same drug or drug class, in the future; however, in cases where this cannot be avoided, it is reasonable to attempt a re-challenge of th…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Photosensitivity Dermatoses: Overview

Photosensitive drug eruptions, polymorphous light eruption, chronic actinic dermatitis (CAD -includes the conditions previously called photosensitive eczema, actinic reticuloid and persistent light reaction). Photosensitivity dermatoses are caused e…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Viral Exanthems: Initial Evaluation

…ifferential diagnosis of viral exanthem includes morbilliform drug eruption. A careful drug history is indicated in the evaluation of a patient with a possible viral exanthem. Secondary syphilis, caused by the spirochete bacterium T…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Balanitis: Overview

…ws therapy in the office to ensure compliance. Take a careful drug history to rule out a fixed drug eruption. Consider the possibility of an allergic contact dermatitis (e.g., from condoms or vaginal hygiene spray). Biopsy patients not responding to…

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