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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Leprosy

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An inflammatory disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Leprosy

…mpetent immunologically have patches or plaques of tuberculoid leprosy, whereas those who are immunologically incompetent have nodules and tumors of lepromatous leprosy. When features of both tuberculoid and lepromatous leprosy are present together i…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Leprosy/Hansen’s Disease and Reactional States

…mpetent immunologically have patches or plaques of tuberculoid leprosy, whereas those who are immunologically incompetent have nodules and tumors of lepromatous leprosy. When features of both tuberculoid and lepromatous leprosy are present together i…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Leprosy/Hansen’s Disease and Reactional States: Overview

…the tuberculoid pole). Paucibacillary patients are those with indeterminate, pure tuberculoid, and borderline tuberculoid leprosy (less than 3-5 skin lesions), in which organisms are absent. The identification of any mycobacteria in the tissue, or t…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Syphilis (Lues): Key Points

Key Points The treatment of syphilis is based on the duration of infection and the organ systems involved. Five subtypes of syphilis can be distinguished: primary, secondary, or early syphilis of less than 1 year’s duration; infection of inde…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Leprosy

Leprosy Synonyms Hansen’s disease Lepra Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Young adults of both sexes who live in endemic areas Distribution of lesions Localized in indeterminate and tuberculoid types; widespread and symmetrical in lepro…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Leishmaniasis

An inflammatory disease caused by a trypanosome and that may involve skin and mucous membranes, as well as internal organs….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea versicolor

Therapy: Tinea versicolor Tinea versicolor is a superficial skin infection by Malassezia furfur (a.k.a. Pityrosporum ovale and Pityrosporum orbiculare). Epidemiology Tinea versicolor is a very common skin infection, affecting up to 2-8% individuals…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Syphilis (Lues): Treatment

Treatment First-line therapy: The first-line therapy for syphilis depends on the duration of infection and the immune competence of the host. Patients’ contacts should be traced and evaluated for possible syphilis infection. All documented cases of…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Tuberculoid leprosy vs. Sarcoidosis

An inflammatory disease caused by a trypanosome and that may involve skin and mucous membranes, as well as internal organs….

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Leprosy

An inflammatory disease caused by a trypanosome and that may involve skin and mucous membranes, as well as internal organs….

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