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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Tuberculosis

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An inflammatory process caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Tuberculosis

An inflammatory process caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. In the skin, it may be primary as a consequence of direct inoculation (tuberculosis verrucosa cutis) or secondary to a focus of tuberculosis in another organ (the lung for lupus vulgaris,…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Tuberculosis, Cutaneous

An inflammatory process caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. In the skin, it may be primary as a consequence of direct inoculation (tuberculosis verrucosa cutis) or secondary to a focus of tuberculosis in another organ (the lung for lupus vulgaris,…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Tuberculosis, Cutaneous: Overview

Overview Cutaneous tuberculosis includes all forms of tuberculosis affecting the skin-those in which organisms can be identified (tuberculous ulcer, scrofuloderma, orificial tuberculosis, tuberculosis verrucosa cutis, and lupus vulgaris) as well as…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Nodular Vasculitis

An arteritis in the subcutaneous fat manifested clinically at first by one or more red nodules that, in time, become ulcerated and heal with scars, usually on the posterior aspect of the legs of short, thick-legged women. No cause is usually found,…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pediculosis (Lice): Treatment

Treatment First-line therapy: The first-line therapy for pediculosis depends on the type of infestation. In general, removal of the lice and nits from the clothing (body lice) or hair (hair or pubic lice) is the priority of treatment. Body lice Al…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Herpes Zoster & Varicella: Treatment

Treatment Herpes zoster First-line therapy: The first-line therapy for herpes zoster includes the treatment of the acute eruption and therapy for herpetic neuralgia and post-herpetic neuralgia. Confirmation of herpes zoster by viral direct fluoresc…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Psoriasis: Principles of Psoriasis Management

Principles of Psoriasis Management Topical therapy is usually appropriate for treatment of patients with less than 10% body surface area (see table below). Systemic therapies (see table below) are indicated when one or more of the following are pre…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pemphigus Vulgaris: Overview

Overview Because overwhelming evidence suggests a cause-and-effect relationship between pemphigus autoantibody and the disease activity, therapy is aimed at both resolution of cutaneous lesions and elimination of circulating antibody. The titer of t…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erythema Nodosum: Overview

Overview Erythema nodosum is a reactive inflammatory septal panniculitis produced by multiple agents and underlying conditions. The most important consideration in the management of erythema nodosum is to determine and treat the cause. In children,…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis Synonyms Lupus vulgaris Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Any age in both sexes, usually adults Distribution of lesions Localized or widespread, depending on the manifestation specific of the disease Individual lesions Papules, pla…

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