Search Results for: scarlet fever

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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

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

…rome are often accompanied by signs of systemic inflammation: fever, malaise, arthralgias, and blood markers of inflammation such as leukocytosis or elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate. Extracutaneous manifestations of Sweet’s syndrome may occur….

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Viral Exanthems: Initial Evaluation

…cking 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 axillary folds, and a strawberry tongue….

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Erythema Multiforme: Clinical Cases

…sions in association with her orolabial herpes She reports no fever, respiratory or gastrointestinal symptoms Initial evaluation Exam reveals target lesions, approximately 1 cm in size on the palms and soles Four small erosions on the lower left lip…

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Venous Stasis: Key Points

…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 30% more are associated with a combination of arterial and venou…

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Pediculosis (Lice): Key Points

…iations with secondary skin infections such as impetigo. Human body (but not head) lice are rarely associated with the spread of relapsing fever (Borrelia recurrentis), epidemic typhus (Rickettsia prowazekii), and trench fever (Bartonella quintana)….

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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 Clin…

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Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Key Points

…gressive and are often accompanied by systemic signs, such as fever, leukocytosis, and elevated markers of systemic inflammation. Both erysipelas and cellulitis require systemic antibiotic therapy. The clinical presentation of erysipelas and cellulit…

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Kaposi’s Sarcoma: Overview

…ubtype 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 0.2-0.5 mg/cc. Use 0.1-0.5 cc/lesion, not to exceed 2 mg/treatment s…

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Urticaria: Clinical Cases

…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 daily Rapid throat culture for Group A streptococcus Follow-up e…

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Drug Eruptions: Clinical Cases

…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 without facial edema or lymphadenopathy Diagnosis: morbilliform…

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