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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Dermatomyositis: Key Points

…toms, including both corticosteroids and, uncommonly, hydroxychloroquine. While the myositis tends to affect large, proximal muscles, rarely patients may experience weakness of other muscles, leading to atypical symptoms such as dysphagia. Serologic…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Venous Stasis: Treatment

…; discourage long periods of standing; and encourage brief exercises-when possible-such as flexion and extension of the calf muscles or walking to facilitate venous return to the heart. Prescribe a medium potency topical corticosteroid medication,…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Spider Bites: Key Points

…c reactions. Bites of the Lactrodectus mactans, or the black widow spider, cause minimal local cutaneous reaction, but its venom contains components that are neurotoxic. Muscle spasm, including rigors of the abdominal muscles, suggesting an acute…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Muscles

…of the nipple, in the labium majus, and in the scrotum, imparting to those anatomic sites distinctiveness histologically. No muscles of hair erection are found in the subcutaneous fat, but muscle is present in abundance in the wall of arteries and…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Dermatomyositis

…f as poikiloderma on the extremities, as papules that tend to become atrophic on the dorsum of the joints of fingers, and in muscles as weakness, especially of shoulder and pelvic girdles. The disease seems to be immunologic in character and, in…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Epidermal Nevi

Epidermal nevi are hamartomas in which the epidermis is abnormal, being hyperkeratotic, and in which lesions are aligned along Blaschko’s lines.

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Dermatomyositis

…ss to administration systemic of corticosteroids Banker type of childhood dermatomyositis: Widespread vasculitis in striated muscles and in the gastrointestinal tract, rapid onset of weakness of muscles, unresponsive to corticosteroids administered…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Embryologic Development

…of the follicle, the series of bulges serving as sites of attachment for fascicles of smooth muscle of hair erection. Those muscles, which come into being late in the second trimester from elongated mesenchymal cells stationed in the dermis, extend…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Hair Follicles

…licle in vertical section. Bulges, which are protrusions of isthmic and stem epithelium, function as sites of attachment for muscles of hair erection, but in a random section, such as this one, muscles of hair erection may not be seen to connect…

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