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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Preface

…y Robert Willan, titled Description and Treatment of Cutaneous Diseases and published more than 200 years ago in 1798, was the first to use pictures for purposes of teaching clinical attributes of skin diseases. That Willan understood well the import…

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Epidermolysis Bullosa: Overview

Overview Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a heterogeneous group of inherited mechanobullous diseases. Three basic forms are recognized, based on the electron microscopic level of the blister formation. The ideal strategy would be to correct the genetic…

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Photosensitivity Dermatoses: Overview

Photosensitive drug eruptions, polymorphous light eruption, chronic actinic dermatitis (CAD -includes the conditions previously called photosensitive eczema, actinic reticuloid and persistent light reaction). Photosensitivity dermatoses are caused e…

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Aphthous Ulcers (Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis, Canker Sore): Key Points

Key Points Recurrent aphthous ulcers are the most common oral ulcerative ailment, which classically appear as shallow, round or oval ulcers with an inflammatory edge and a faint pseudomembrane. Diagnosis may be made by history and physical exam alo…

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Perforating Diseases?

…e), perforating folliculitis, elastosis perforans serpiginosa, perforating collagenosis, perforating pseudoxanthoma elasticum, and perforating granuloma annulare. What do those so-called perforating diseases have in common? Very little. Perforating f…

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Reactive Perforating Collagenosis?

…ot only are these groupings artificial, but they lump together diseases that have practically nothing in common, as is the case, too, for elastosis perforans serpiginosa and perforating folliculitis for the “perforating diseases,” seborrh…

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Papulosquamous Diseases?

…or less scaling. The diagnosis of the members of this group of diseases is often apparent on simple inspection, or they may be differentiated by various laboratory studies which are readily available. Because these diseases are encountered with consi…

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Subcorneal Blistering Diseases?

…nfections by herpesvirus basically are subepidermal blistering diseases. That should be true equally for superficial pemphigus, staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome, and impetigo; they should not be regarded fundamentally as subcorneal blistering dis…

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Spongiform Pustular Diseases?

“The pustule I have designated spongiform (spongelike) was markedly and impressively seen in acrodermatitis continua of Hallopeau. It is composed of leukocytes that have migrated into the soaked epidermis, destroying epithelial cells by inva…

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