Search Results for: visceral leishmaniasis

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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Leishmaniasis

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An inflammatory disease caused by a trypanosome and that may involve skin and mucous membranes, as well as internal organs.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Leishmaniasis

An inflammatory disease caused by a trypanosome and that may involve skin and mucous membranes, as well as internal organs.

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Leishmaniasis

An inflammatory disease caused by a trypanosome and that may involve skin and mucous membranes, as well as internal organs.

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Leishmaniasis: Overview

…cies and geographic area in which the infection was acquired. Leishmaniasis occurs in three forms: cutaneous, mucocutaneous, and visceral. Only the therapy of cutaneous leishmaniasis is discussed here. Treatment Old World Leishmaniasis The following…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Kaposi’s Sarcoma: Overview

…Mediterranean or Eastern European Jewish extraction. Although visceral involvement is found in up to 70% of patients (primarily in the GI tract), this is usually asymptomatic, and only 20% of patients with classic KS die of their disease. For this re…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Herpes Zoster & Varicella: Treatment

…unosuppressed, the risk of cutaneous dissemination is low and visceral dissemination is uncommon. These patients do tend to have a more prolonged course, more pain, more extra-dermatomal lesions, and more scarring. Oral antiviral therapy (as outlined…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Eosinophilic Fasciitis: Overview

…scleroderma by its acute onset; its lack of hand and foot or visceral involvement; the characteristic involvement of the extremities (usually distal legs and arms); its tendency to spontaneously remit after 2-5 years, and its exquisite responsivenes…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma/ Mycosis Fungoides: Overview

…B-any skin lesions with histologic lymph node involvement and visceral disease Treatment Early stage cutaneous T-cell lymphoma First Steps Liberal use of emollients to involved skin. Apply a superpotent topical steroid in cream or ointment of lesions…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Melanoma: Key Points

…al metastases Normal M1b Lung metastases Normal M1c All other visceral metastases Normal Any distant metastases Elevated Abbreviations: NA, not applicable; LDH, lactate dehydrogenase. *Micrometastases are diagnosed after sentinel lymph node biopsy.†M…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Leishmaniasis

…leads to severe disfigurement. Disseminated anergic cutaneous leishmaniasis Widespread nodules resemble those of lepromatous leprosy in persons whose immune response is deficient. Visceral leishmaniasis (kala azar) This systemic disease caused by Lei…

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