Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Viral Exanthems: Initial Evaluation

…tion of other symptoms may indicate a specific viral etiology. Measles German measles Parvovirus B19, a.k.a. erythema infectiosum Exanthem subitum Epstein-Barr virus Coxsackie virus Hand-foot-mouth Varicella…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Drug Eruptions: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Introduction Adverse reactions to medications are common, and cutaneous drug eruptions may occur in 3% of all hospitalized patients who are receiving medications. They can represent 1% of consultations in office-based dermatology…

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 contact pre…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Drug Eruptions: Key Points

Key Points 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 multifo…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Measles

Measles Synonyms Rubeola Morbilli Presentation stereotypical Age and sex More common in children, but persons of any age and of either sex affected; nonimmunized individuals at greatest risk Distribution of lesions Beginning on the face and progress…

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….

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 ex…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Viral exanthems

…illiform, 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 Variations clinical Erythema infectiosum is typified by the appea…