Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Myiasis: Overview

Overview Myiasis is caused by the larvae of certain botfly species whose larvae penetrate and develop in the skin. The larvae may enter the skin from the bites of other insects that carry the botfly eggs (New World), or by direct skin contact with t…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea capitis

Therapy: Tinea capitis Tinea capitis is superficial fungal infection of the scalp and hair It is mainly caused by any pathogenic dermatophyte except E. floccosum and T. concentricum The most common cause worldwide is M. canis, whereas in the USA i…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Applicable Terms

…vulgaris. An abscess centered in an infundibulum is known as a furuncle (Fig. 3.2A), it being caused in most instances by Staphylococcus aureus. A carbuncle represents confluence of furuncles (Fig. 3.2B). Abscesses of noninfectious nature are seen hi…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

"Folliculitis" (Infundibulitis)

…ep, e.g., into the subcutaneous fat, the condition is termed a furuncle. When furuncles connect with one another, the lesion that results is called a carbuncle. Although specialized stains for bacteria do not usually resolve the issue of infectious c…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Study By Disease

“Blue nevus” (Jadassohn-Tièche) (Quiz #360) “Blue nevus” (Jadassohn-Tièche) (Quiz #525) “Blue nevus” (Masson’s blue neuronevus) (Quiz #359) “Collagenous” nevus, papillary dermal type* (Quiz #11…