Search Results for: diffuse neuroendocrine system (anachronistic)

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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Urticaria Pigmentosa / Mastocytosis: Key Points

…ypes of cutaneous mastocytosis are urticaria pigmentosa (UP), diffuse cutaneous mastocytosis, and the presence of a single mastocytoma. Urticaria pigmentosa is most common in childhood, and less likely to have systemic involvement than adult forms of…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Psoriasis: Principles of Psoriasis Management

…ients 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 present: Extensive body surface involvement (greater than 10% surface area) Topical treatment-resis…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Leprosy

An inflammatory disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae. It can involve internal organs or be localized to the skin, where its clinical presentation is dependent on the immunologic status of the host. Persons who are competent immunologically have pa…

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Allergic Contact Dermatitis: Initial Evaluation

…us changes. Exposure to airborne contactants may present in a diffuse eruption on the face, neck, V-neck chest. Allergic contact dermatitis to rubber in swimming goggles. Allergic contact dermatitis to metals (in earrings, belt buckle, bracelet, ring…

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Erythema Multiforme: Clinical Cases

…veals reduced breath sounds throughout; a chest X-ray reveals diffuse pulmonary infiltrates and cold agglutinins done at the clinic bedside are positive A diagnosis of mycoplasma-associated SJS is rendered The patient is admitted to the hospital and…

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Sarcoidosis: Key Points

Key Points Sarcoidosis is a multisystem inflammatory disease, characterized by non-caseating granulomas, which occurs in patients of all ages and ethnic groups. Patients require thorough evaluation for multisystem disease and close monitoring for th…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Flushing: Key Points

…pectrum of underlying causes: medications, endocrine disease, neuroendocrine tumors, and neurologic diseases.  It is typically mediated by adrenergic hyperactivity, and only in rare cases is mediated by histamine pathways. The therapeutic strategy is…

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Alopecia: Key Points

…immunotherapy (such as DCNB) Telogen effluvium Rapid onset of diffuse, non-inflammatory hair loss, usually 2-3 months following medical illness, injury, giving birth, or stress Metabolic Shift in ratio to mostly telogen and catagen hairs with prematu…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pernio/Chilblains: Key Points

…nvironments. Cases which persist or occur in association with systemic symptoms may be an indication of a multisystem disease such as chilblain lupus erythematosus, a rare variant of systemic lupus Introduction Chilblains, also termed pernio, is a be…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Rosacea: Initial Evaluation

…ion Erythemato-telangiectatic (E-T) subtype: Characterized by diffuse erythema and telangiectasias on the cheeks, forehead, dorsal nose, or entire face. Papulo-pustular subtype: Characterized by papules and pustules often on a blush of erythema prima…

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