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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Key Points

…elevated markers of systemic inflammation. Both erysipelas and cellulitis require systemic antibiotic therapy. The clinical presentation of erysipelas and cellulitis are similar, presenting with unilateral erythema, edema, warmth, and tenderness. The…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Treatment

…idence supporting the use of particular antibiotic classes for cellulitis; limited data suggests that macrolide antibiotics may be more effective than penicillin antibiotics for cellulitis. There is similarly limited data to support the use of intrav…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Venous Stasis: Key Points

…tion in the management of stasis dermatitis is lower extremity cellulitis. Cellulitis is typically unilateral, whereas stasis dermatitis is classically bilateral. Cellulitis is commonly accompanied by signs of systemic infection, such as fever and le…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: References

References Bailey E, Kroshinsky D (2011) Cellulitis: diagnosis and management, Derm Therapy, 24:229-239. Kilburn SA, Featherstone P, Higgins B, Brindle R (2010) Interventions for cellulitis and erysipelas, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 6(…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Venous Stasis: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Differential diagnosis Necrobiosis lipoidica Leukocytoclastic vasculitis Cellulitis Note: Cellulitis tends to be unilateral, not bilateral, and is accompanied by signs of systemic infectio…

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Key Points

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory process affecting skin bearing apocrine glands; the groin, axillae, and inframammary areas are typically involved. The classic lesions of HS include cysts, nodules, sinus tracts, and inflamed…

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Kaposi’s Sarcoma: Overview

Overview Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) results from endothelial cell proliferation caused by infection with human herpesvirus 8 and occurs in four settings: classic KS, African (endemic) KS, immunosuppressive-associated KS, and AIDS-associated KS. The…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Erysipelas Cellulitis Differential diagnosis Deep vein thrombosis Venous stasis dermatitis Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome Leukocytoclastic vasculitis Panniculitis…

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