Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Clinical Cases

…healthy Indurated plaques with scattered nodules, cysts, and sinus tracts with moderate erythema in bilateral axillae Diagnosis: hidradenitis suppurativa No skin biopsy is required Treatment options discussed; patient opts for systemic antibiotics….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Treatment

…ors, may be first-line. First steps Medical Culture draining sinus tracts or abscesses for aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. Give full-dose oral antibiotics effective against the isolated organisms for 1 month. Tetracycline (500 mg t.i.d..), amoxicill…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Key Points

…y involved. The classic lesions of HS include cysts, nodules, sinus tracts, and inflamed abscesses. In rare cases, lesions of pyoderma gangrenosum can occur concurrently within areas of HS or at distant sites. Hidradenitis suppurativa is more prevale…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Cheilitis Granulomatosa: Overview

…r the dose. Subsequent Steps Search for underlying dental or sinus inflammation. The treatment of these hidden foci of infection may lead to improvement of the cheilitis. Crohn’s disease may present as a granulomatous cheilitis, but this is un…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Acne Vulgaris

A disease of infundibulosebaceous units, especially infundibula, that may manifest itself solely as noninflammatory lesions, i.e., comedones and intact cysts, or as inflammatory lesions, i.e., papules, nodules, and pustules. The process may resolve…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Applicable Terms

…At that stage, fibrocytes in morphea are decreased in number. SINUS [L. sinus (enclosure with rounded margins)]: An epithelium-lined channel in the skin that opens on the surface, usually through an infundibular ostium (Fig. 3.34). In contrast to a f…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Destombes-Rosai-Dorfman disease

…se Synonyms Rosai-Dorfman disease Rosai-Dorfman histiocytosis Sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Usually in males under 25 years of age Distribution of lesions Localized or widespread Individual le…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Histiocytoses?

…s of children and infants A. Benign cephalic histiocytosis B. Sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy C. Progressive nodular histiocytoma II. Benign histiocytic-associated disorders of adults A. Normolipemic cutaneous xanthomatosis 1. Papula…