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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Lupus Erythematosus

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An inflammatory process that expresses itself in the skin in protean ways that are variations on a basic pathologic theme, and includes evanescent patches on the face (“butterfly blush”), scaly papules and plaques that resolve with atrophy and hyperpigmentation (classic discoid lupus erythematosus), arcuate, annular, and serpiginous lesions (subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus), nonscaling plaques (tumid lupus erythematosus), subcutaneous nodules (lupus profundus), and blisters (bullous lupus erythematosus).

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Pemphigus Foliaceus

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A blistering inflammatory disease in which acantholysis occurs in the upper part of the spinous zone or granular zone of the epidermis, the result of the process being flaccid blisters that give way to erosions and crusts accompanied by erythema.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Pemphigus Vulgaris

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A blistering disease of skin and mucous membranes that presents itself in the skin first as flaccid bullae that soon become eroded, and in mucous membranes as erosions, hemorrhagic crusts, or both.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Lupus Erythematosus

…olve with atrophy and hyperpigmentation (classic discoid lupus erythematosus), arcuate, annular, and serpiginous lesions (subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus), nonscaling plaques (tumid lupus erythematosus), subcutaneous nodules (lupus profundus),…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Pemphigus Foliaceus

A blistering inflammatory disease in which acantholysis occurs in the upper part of the spinous zone or granular zone of the epidermis, the result of the process being flaccid blisters that give way to erosions and crusts accompanied by erythema. Wh…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Pemphigus Vulgaris

A blistering disease of skin and mucous membranes that presents itself in the skin first as flaccid bullae that soon become eroded, and in mucous membranes as erosions, hemorrhagic crusts, or both. If widespread and untreated, the disease can be fat…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pemphigus Vulgaris

A blistering disease of skin and mucous membranes that presents itself in the skin first as flaccid bullae that soon become eroded, and in mucous membranes as erosions, hemorrhagic crusts, or both. If widespread and untreated, the disease can be fat…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pemphigus Foliaceus, Pemphigus Erythematosus: Overview

…nic effects of therapy may be more dangerous than the disease. Pemphigus erythematosus may be treated like pemphigus foliaceus. First Steps, Limited Disease Apply a superpotent topical steroid cream twice daily for 2-3 weeks, supplemented by intrale…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lupus: Key Points

…aneous lupus may also occur in association with systemic lupus erythematosus. It is also important to note that some patients with cutaneous-only lupus may meet criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus. The diagnosis of cutaneous lupus may be confir…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pemphigus Vulgaris: Overview

…unosuppression and high-dose steroid therapy . Paraneoplastic Pemphigus Paraneoplastic pemphigus is associated with an underlying malignancy (usually lymphoma) or with Castleman’s disease (especially in children). It is very refractory to trea…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pernio/Chilblains: Key Points

Key Points Chilblains (pernio) is a benign condition that occurs in cold, damp environments and presents with symmetric, distal, transient red-to-purple lesions on the extremities. Treatment is centered on keeping the patient warm and avoiding expo…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lupus: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Discoid lupus erythematosus Subacute lupus erythematosus Systemic lupus erythematosus Neonatal lupus erythematosus Lupus profundus Differential diagnosis Rosacea, face Ti…

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