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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,…

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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…

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Rosacea: Suggested Reading

…ent options for rosacea, part 2: options according to subtype, Cutis 84: 97-104. Odom R, Dahl M, Dover J, et al (2009) Standard management options for rosacea, part 1: overwiev and broad spectrum of care, Cutis 84: 43-47. Del Rosso JQ, Baldwin H, Web…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Borreliosis (Lyme Disease)

An inflammatory disease caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi that manifests itself in the skin as erythematous lesions with figurate shapes, e.g., (round, ellipsoid, and arcuate) (erythema chronicum migrans), pseudolymphomatous nodules (lym…

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Angular Cheilitis: References

…, Helms SE (2011) Angular cheilitis, part 1: local etiologies, Cutis, 87(6):289-295. Park KK, Brodell RT, Helms SE (2011) Angular cheilitis, part 2: nutritional, systemic, and drug-related causes and treament, Cutis, 87(1):27-32. Sharon V, Fazel N (…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Tuberculosis verrucosa cutis

Tuberculosis verrucosa cutis Findings histopathologic Fully developed Granulomas dotting a lichenoid infiltrate of lymphocytes and plasma cells Beneath the zone of lichenoid lymphoplasmacytic infiltration, discrete granulomas surrounded by numerous…

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,…

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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…

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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…

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