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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Kaposi’s Sarcoma: Overview

…alternatives of cryotherapy or intralesional vinca alkaloids. Lymphedema may precede or accompany KS. Control of the lymphedema with elevation and support stockings is important for patients with lower-extremity lesions. Ulceration and secondary infe…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Key Points

…rauma. Trauma, surgery, preexisting skin disease, and chronic lymphedema may be risk factors for cellulitis. There is an important non-infectious differential diagnosis of cellulitis, including contact dermatitis, venous stasis dermatitis, deep vein…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Lymphedema

Lymphedema Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Adults usually, women more than men Distribution of lesions Distal extremities, legs more than arms; genitalia episodically Arrangement of lesions Diffuse involvement of parts, e.g., elephantiasis In…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Lymphedema

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

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…mis being oriented mostly perpendicular to the skin surface = Lymphedema, chronic  The longstanding nature of the process is evidenced by fibroplasia throughout much of the dermis. In addition to dilated lymphatics, there are changes in blood vessels…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Study By Disease

…at a site of infection previous by zoster (Quiz #614) Chronic lymphedema (Quiz #518) Chronic lymphedema (Quiz #519) Chronic lymphedema secondary to rosacea (Quiz #419) Cicatricial pemphigoid (Quiz #876) Cicatricial pemphigoid (benign mucous membrane…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Multiple confluent reddish nodules

…erican leishmaniasis, sporotrichosis, paracoccidioidomycosis, lymphedema (elephantiasis verrucosa nostra), Kaposi’s sarcoma, lymphomas, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, other sarcomas and metastasis [1,7,10]. However, the clinical diagnosis is not ch…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Lymphatics

…lipids, proteins, and immune complexes make it indispensable for maintenance of homeostasis. When the lymphatic system fails, inevitable consequences are impaired immune function, recurrent infection, and fibroplasia secondary to chronic lymphedema….

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

A verrucous plaque on the lower leg

…to overlying chromoblastomycosis has also been described [5]. Lymphedema and elephantiasis may develop as a result of lymphatic spread and obstruction [6]. Cases of internal organ involvement are extremely rare in immunocompetent individuals. Referen…