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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Scabies: Principles of Management of Scabies

…ated at the same time. All family members, even if they do not itch, must be treated. In households where there are babies, this includes babysitters and occasional visitors who have held the baby. Infested persons may not itch for 4-6 weeks after ac…

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Xerosis: Overview

Overview Xerosis can reflect an inherited tendency toward dry skin as it is seen as a part of the atopic diathesis, or it can occur in normal individuals as a consequence of frequent bathing with excessively hot water and harsh soaps and/or after pr…

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Pruritus Ani: Overview

…is nerve impingement in the sacral region causing neuropathic itch. Rarely, pinworms, contact dermatitis, extramammary Paget’s disease, and streptococcal proctitis can cause perianal itching with minimal changes evident on physical examination…

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Exfoliative Erythroderma: Overview

Overview Erythroderma is a clinical state that results from a variety of specific dermatologic disorders, including psoriasis, pityriasis rubra pilaris, contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, drug reactions, and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, as well as…

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Papular Urticaria: References

References Hernandez RG, Cohen BA (2006) Insect bite-induced hypersensitivity and the SCRATCH principles: a new approach to papular urticaria, Pediatrics, 18(1):e189-96. Shmidt E, Levitt J (2012) Dermatologic infestations, Int J Derm, 51(2):131-141….

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Papular Urticaria: Treatment

Treatment First-line therapy: The first-line therapy for papular urticaria is to identify and eliminate the arthropod source and to then suppress the resultant inflammatory reaction. First-line management of the inflammatory reaction involves three…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Cat-scratch disease

Cat-scratch disease Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Any age and either sex, but children and young adults preponderantly Distribution of lesions Localized at the site of a scratch or a bite by a cat Individual lesions Papules, pustules, or cr…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Notalgia paresthetica: the unreachable itch

…r edema. Comment For centuries people have complained about an itch, just between the shoulder blades, that is out of reach to scratch. For some, the itch can become so persistent, so maddening that finding a way to scratch is all consuming. The back…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Bacillary angiomatosis and Cat-scratch disease

A condition of persons of any age, but particularly children with a genetic proclivity for allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis, and allergic asthma. Intense pruritus induces patients to rub the skin intensely and to scratch furiously, the resultant…

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