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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Phototoxic Dermatitis

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An inflammatory process that represents the combined effects of a toxic substance applied topically or administered systemically in combination with the effects of ultraviolet light, the result being a caricature of sunburn.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Sweet’s Syndrome

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An inflammatory process expressed clinically by markedly edematous acuminate papules and edematous plaques situated mostly on the face, upper part of the trunk, and arms, especially the hands, and often accompanied by fever and leukocytosis.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Sweet’s Syndrome

An inflammatory process expressed clinically by markedly edematous acuminate papules and edematous plaques situated mostly on the face, upper part of the trunk, and arms, especially the hands, and often accompanied by fever and leukocytosis. It may…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Behçet Syndrome

An inflammatory process expressed clinically by markedly edematous acuminate papules and edematous plaques situated mostly on the face, upper part of the trunk, and arms, especially the hands, and often accompanied by fever and leukocytosis. It may…

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Sweet’s Syndrome (Acute Febrile Neutrophil Dermatosis)

An inflammatory process expressed clinically by markedly edematous acuminate papules and edematous plaques situated mostly on the face, upper part of the trunk, and arms, especially the hands, and often accompanied by fever and leukocytosis. It may…

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

…nodules are the characteristic skin lesion that marks Sweet’s syndrome. Skin lesions may be bullous or cellulitis-like (pseudocellulitic) in appearance. Skin lesions of Sweet’s syndrome are often accompanied by signs of systemic inflammation: fever,…

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Sweet’s Syndrome (Acute Febrile Neutrophil Dermatosis): Treatment

Treatment First-line therapy: The first-line therapy for Sweet’s syndrome is systemic corticosteroids, because it is almost universally effective for treatment of this condition and is rapid in onset. Because a chronic, relapsing/remitting course of…

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Drug Eruptions: Therapy

…morbilliform rash may rarely be a prodrome of Stevens-Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis. Monitor for skin tenderness, bullous or target lesions, and mucosal involvement. When to refer to a dermatologist If the diagnosis of drug erupti…

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Stings: Key Points

…ludes bees, wasps, hornets, and ants. Hymenoptera stings cause toxic and allergic reactions. Toxic reactions, also termed local reactions, result from local tissue effects of venom containing histamine, hyaluronidase, mellitin, or phospholipase. The…

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Vascular Birthmarks: Key Points

…are benign, however, in rare cases a PWS is associated with a syndrome with extracutaneous manifestations. Anatomic location of the PWS can be helpful to raise suspicion for such syndromes. For example, those involving the V1 distribution on the fac…

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Erythema Multiforme: Key Points

…ording to some authors, may be synonymous with Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and entails a more severe clinical syndrome with more atypical target lesions and pronounced mucosal involvement at two anatomic sites. EM major occurs in association with…

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Viral Exanthems: Initial Evaluation

…la Pityriasis rosea Gianotti-Crosti syndrome Gianotti-Crosti syndrome is a non-specific viral eruption marked by monomorphic, lichenoid papules or papulovesicles especially on the face and extensor surfaces of extremities….

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