Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Treatment

Treatment First-line treatment: In all cases, the therapeutic strategy is to eliminate the pathogenic microorganism using an effective antimicrobial agent. Penicillin antibiotics remain first-line for erysipelas. There is sparse evidence supportin…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Thrombophlebitis

Thrombophlebitis Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Women most commonly Distribution of lesions Localized to the lower extremities usually Arrangement of lesions Linear often, i.e., along the course of a vein Individual lesions Cord sometimes in…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Identification of Basic Patterns: Subcutaneous Fat: Panniculitis

…e 5.402 A&B. A septal fibrosing panniculitis: secondary to thrombophlebitis. A thrombus in a vein whose wall is infiltrated by inflammatory cells qualifies as thrombophlebitis. The absence of an internal elastic membrane qualifies this vessel as…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Behçet’s Disease

Behçet”s disease Synonyms Aphthosis Behçet Aphthosis Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Onset usually in the third decade of life with male predominance Distribution of lesions Face for acneiform lesions, lower extremities for panniculit…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Hypodermitis sclerodermiformis

Hypodermitis sclerodermiformis Synonyms Hypodermatitis sclerodermiformis Hypodermitis sclerositans Liposclerosis Lipodermatosclerosis Stasis dermatosclerosis Sclerotic panniculitis Sclerosing panniculitis Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Adult…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Polyarteritis nodosa

Polyarteritis nodosa Synonyms Periarteritis nodosa Panarteritis nodosa Kussmaul-Maier disease Kussmaul-Maier syndrome Polyarteritis acuta nodosa Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Men mostly Distribution of lesions Bilateral, particularly on the…