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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

Overview Optimal therapeutic regimens for Hansen’s disease (HD) have not been established by comparative controlled trials. Therapy is determined primarily by the bacillary load (i.e., multibacillary vs. paucibacillary). Multibacillary patient…

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….

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…

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…

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….

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Tuberculosis

An inflammatory process caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. In the skin, it may be primary as a consequence of direct inoculation (tuberculosis verrucosa cutis) or secondary to a focus of tuberculosis in another organ (the lung for lupus vulgaris,…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Vitiligo

An inflammatory process that is idiopathic and results in depigmentation of the skin consequent to loss of melanocytes from the epidermis, and in whitening of hair that follows loss of melanocytes from the bulb of follicles….

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