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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Dermatitis Herpetiformis

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An inflammatory process characterized by symmetrical distribution, especially on the skin of the scalp, overlying the scapulae and the sacrum, on the buttocks, and on the extensor surface of the extremities, of clusters of urticarial papules, papulovesicles, and vesicles that are so intensely pruritic that they soon are scratched away, leaving in the wake erosions, ulcers, hemorrhagic crusts, and eventually pigmented macules and scars.

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

Pemphigus Foliaceus

…mostly the trunk is affected, the condition is termed “pemphigus foliaceus,” when mostly the face and upper part of the chest are involved, it is termed “pemphigus erythematosus.” The same malady in Brazil, where it occurs en…

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…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Dermatitis Herpetiformis

An inflammatory process characterized by symmetrical distribution, especially on the skin of the scalp, overlying the scapulae and the sacrum, on the buttocks, and on the extensor surface of the extremities, of clusters of urticarial papules, papulo…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Dermatitis Herpetiformis

An inflammatory process characterized by symmetrical distribution, especially on the skin of the scalp, overlying the scapulae and the sacrum, on the buttocks, and on the extensor surface of the extremities, of clusters of urticarial papules, papulo…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pemphigus Vulgaris

An inflammatory process characterized by symmetrical distribution, especially on the skin of the scalp, overlying the scapulae and the sacrum, on the buttocks, and on the extensor surface of the extremities, of clusters of urticarial papules, papulo…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pemphigus Foliaceus, Pemphigus Erythematosus: Overview

Overview Pemphigus foliaceus is a relatively benign autoimmune bullous disease associated with the deposition of intercellular antibodies directed against desmoglien 1. The therapeutic approach differs significantly from that for pemphigus vulgaris;…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pemphigus Vulgaris: Overview

…ing evidence suggests a cause-and-effect relationship between pemphigus autoantibody and the disease activity, therapy is aimed at both resolution of cutaneous lesions and elimination of circulating antibody. The titer of the circulating antiepitheli…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Dermatitis Herpetiformis: Treatment

…ased. Alternative steps Gluten-free diet: Because dermatitis herpetiformis is gluten dependent, most patients will respond to a gluten-free diet. However, the response to gluten avoidance is very slow, i.e. clinical response usually requires the pat…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Dermatitis Herpetiformis: References

References Bolotin D., Petronic-Rosic V. (2011). Dermatitis herpetiformis, CME: part 1. Epidemiology, pathogenesis, and clinical presentation, JAAD, 64:1017-1024. Bolotin D., Petronic-Rosic V. (2011). Dermatitis herpetiformis, CME: part 2. Diagnosis…

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