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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Dermatofibroma

An inflammatory process that develops secondary to trauma, usually in the form of a penetrating injury or rupture of a follicle, and that proceeds through stages of granulation tissue with numerous extravasated erythrocytes, granulomatous inflammation, and fibrosis.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans

The term, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP), was coined by Hoffman in 1925 to signify a protuberant, often multinodular cutaneous tumor that showed progressive growth.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Neurofibromatosis

A constellation of lesions that represent disorders of melanocytes (e.g., axillary “freckles” and café au lait “spots”) and of proliferations of Schwann cells (e.g., papules, nodules, and tumors of neurofibroma).

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy

An inflammatory process in pregnant women near term that consists of urticarial papules and plaques, especially on the trunk and particularly in association with lesions of striae atrophicantes, the lesions disappearing shortly after parturition.

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Dermatomyositis: Key Points

…des of the fingers) Samitz’s sign (ragged, frayed cuticles) Proximal nail fold erythema and periungual telangiectasias Shawl sign (violaceous erythema of the V-neck of the chest and upper back/lateral deltoids) Holster sign (erythema of the lateral…

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Necrobiosis Lipoidica Diabeticorum: Key Points

…nterior shins. Necrobiosis lipoidica occurs uncommonly in patients with diabetes, but when observed it should be viewed as a sign of end-organ damage. Patients with necrobiosis are at high risk of developing complex leg ulcers and the disease is a…

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Urticaria Pigmentosa / Mastocytosis: Key Points

…ing molecules, and often results in a localized wheal response, where the lesion while form a hive; this is called “Darier’s sign.” Darier’s sign can be seen in isolated mastocytomas, childhood urticaria pigmentosa, and diffuse cutaneous…

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Pyoderma Gangrenosum: Key Points

…emic immunosuppression to halt progression and promote healing. PG lesions may be exquisitely painful, sometimes out of proportion to their clinical appearance or size; reduction in pain associated with a lesion represents an important early sign of…

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Drug Eruptions: Therapy

…vement include: leukocytosis, eosinophilia, thrombocytopenia, renal impairment, transaminitis, and elevated creatine kinase (sign of myositis). A skin biopsy may be helpful in distinguishing a morbilliform or hypersensitivity reaction from SJS, TEN,…

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Sarcoidosis: Key Points

…ormalities, seizures, and more. Cardiac sarcoidosis is also rare, affecting approximately 5% of patients, but accounts for a significant portion of sarcoidosis-related mortality. Cardiac sarcoidosis is frequently asymptomatic up to the point of…

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Keratosis Pilaris: Treatment

…ntaining 20% urea (Carmol) may prevent reappearance of lesions. Use of the abrasive scrub pad should be resumed at the first sign of reappearance of crops of new lesions. Patient education on gentle skin care, including discussion of bathing, mild…

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Angular Cheilitis: Treatment

…deficiencies) are rare causes of perlèche. Perlèche, especially when unilateral, that fails to respond as expected may be a sign of a mucocutaneous malignancy. In edentulous and immunosuppressed patients, candidiasis may recur very quickly, and…

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Viral Exanthems: Key Points

…s in immunocompromised patients. Introduction Skin rashes are seen in a variety of viral illnesses and may be the presenting sign of disease to a primary care physician. While many of these viral illnesses are typically seen in childhood, a number…

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