Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Treatment

…organism, necrotizing fasciitis, panniculitis, or superficial thrombophlebitis or deep vein thrombosis). Infections commonly recur when the full course of therapy has not been completed. When to consult a dermatologist When the diagnosis of celluli…

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

…s phlebitis or arteritis. Phlebitis joined by a thrombosis is thrombophlebitis (Fig. 5.402 A&B). An arteritis nearly devoid of associated panniculitis is likely to be polyarteritis nodosa, whereas an arteritis accompanied by prominent lobular pan…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Behçet’s Disease

…ngrenosum, erythema multiforme, acneiform lesions, furuncles, thrombophlebitis, and erythema nodosum-like lesions may be an accompaniment of Behçet”s disease. Differential diagnosis clinical Acneiform lesions Acne vulgaris is accompanied usual…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Hypodermitis sclerodermiformis

…d has no predilection for the region of the medial malleolus. Thrombophlebitis may be manifested as a painful, erythematous, and swollen leg, but often by an indurated cord that is palpable. Necrobiosis lipoidica involves predominantly the region of…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Polyarteritis nodosa

…ows extensive lobular panniculitis, in addition to arteritis. Thrombophlebitis involves a vein, rather than an artery, and may be associated with extensive panniculitis. Laboratory confirmation There really is no specific test. Cause and mechanism T…