Search Results for: scarlet fever

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Sweet’s Syndrome (Acute Febrile Neutrophil Dermatosis): Key Points

…nodules Predominantly neutrophilic infiltration in the dermis without leukocytoclastic vasculitis Minor criteria: Preceding fever or infection Accompanying fever, arthralgia, conjunctivitis, or underlying malignant lesion Leukocytosis Good response…

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Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Key Points

…cellulitis are similar, presenting with unilateral erythema, edema, warmth, and tenderness. Systemic signs of inflammation (fever, malaise, leukocytosis) are almost always seen. There are several distinguishing features listed below. Erysipelas…

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Viral Exanthems: Initial Evaluation

…ause a morbilliform eruption mimicking viral exanthem or drug eruption; Group A streptococcal infection may result in “scarlet fever,” a skin eruption characteristically sandpaper-like morbilliform eruption, linear papules in the…

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Erythema Multiforme: Clinical Cases

…boy presents with scattered skin lesions, oral erosions, eye pain, and 4 days’ history of cough He has had subjective fevers and malaise over the past week He denies taking any regular or occasional medications Initial evaluation The patient…

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Pediculosis (Lice): Key Points

…pruritus 4-6 weeks following the onset of the infestation. Notably, severe pruritus may result in excoriations with secondary skin infections such as impetigo. Human body (but not head) lice are rarely associated with the spread of relapsing fever

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Viral Exanthems: Clinical Cases

Clinical Cases Case 1 6-year-old girl with fever, malaise, brightly erythematous patches on bilateral cheeks Previously healthy No sick contacts Develops asymptomatic reticulate erythematous patches on bilateral arms and legs Initial evaluation…

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Kaposi’s Sarcoma: Overview

…above stages may be further classified using these subtypes: Subtype A: No signs or symptoms; Subtype B: Systemic symptoms (fever or weight loss). For stable cutaneous disease stages I and II, A or B:a. Intralesional vinblastine or vincristine…

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Venous Stasis: Key Points

…ereas stasis dermatitis is classically bilateral. Cellulitis is commonly accompanied by signs of systemic infection, such as fever and leukocytosis (whereas stasis dermatitis is not). Sixty percent of leg ulcers are due to venous insufficiency, and…

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Urticaria: Clinical Cases

…s Case 1 12-year-old girl 3-day history of pruritic urticarial lesions on chest, back, and abdomen No associated symptoms of fever, shortness of breath 1 week ago: 2-day history of sore throat No medications Initial treatment Start loratadine 10 mg…

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Drug Eruptions: Clinical Cases

…measures Follow-up in 1 week (rash resolved) Case 2 12-year-old teenage boy with pharyngitis treated with ampicillin Reports fever and malaise with initial pharyngitis The rash broke out 2 days after taking ampicillin Afebrile Morbilliform eruption…

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