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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Drug Eruptions: Initial Evaluation

…rom a morbilliform drug eruption. Specific clues, such as erythema of the cheeks (Fifth’s disease), or conjunctivitis (measles) may help to differentiate these entities. Fifth’s disease Measles Stevens-Johnson syndrome: Typically marked…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Viral Exanthems: Initial Evaluation

…or the patient is in a high-risk group (especially pregnant or immune compromised), diagnostic testing should be undertaken. Measles German measles Parvovirus B19, a.k.a. erythema infectiosum Exanthem subitum (roseola infantum) Epstein-Barr virus…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Drug Eruptions: Key Points

…s Drugs cause a wide spectrum of cutaneous reactions. Therapy of the most common of these, the “morbilliform” or measles-like pattern, is discussed here. Other specific drug-induced disorders such as urticaria, erythema multiforme,…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Measles

…e exanthem. The exanthem resolves with hyperpigmentation. Otitis media or bronchopneumonia may also be accompaniments. Black measles refers to severe hemorrhagic measles, bleeding into the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts, and high mortality….

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Drug Eruptions

An inflammatory process that results from the effects of a drug administered systemically, e.g., by ingestion, inhalation, injection, or application rectally, and manifested usually by lesions distributed widely and symmetrically. Any of the many…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Viral Exanthems

An inflammatory process manifested by a transient, usually widespread eruption, made up typically of macules and papules, and episodically of vesicles and pustules. It is caused by a virus disseminated hematogenously.

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Viral Exanthems: Key Points

Key Points Viral exanthems are usually asymptomatic and self-limited and therapy usually is not required. Recognition of the viral etiology is mostly indicated for counseling patients regarding the course of the infection and regarding appropriate…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Viral exanthems

…face and extremities in roseola Configuration of lesions Morbilliform, i.e., confluence of macules and subtle papules as in measles, and rubeoliform, i.e., as in German measles Individual lesions Macules and papules Course Transient, i.e., days…

On the nature of thought processes and their relationship to the accumulation of knowledge, Part XVI-The process of making a diagnosis

On the nature of thought processes and their relationship to the accumulation of knowledge, Part XVI-The process of making a diagnosis

…city of the patient’s fever may suggest malaria, for example, or presence of a rash accompanying the fever may suggest measles as another example; and usually we order an ancillary test, perhaps a Wright-Giemsa stained smear of peripheral…