Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Stings: Key Points

…sterile pustule. Any hymenoptera sting may cause eosinophilic cellulitis (Wells’ syndrome) with flame figures seen on histopathology. Dramatic reactions, including anaphylaxis, may be a presenting manifestation of mastocytosis and likely is not…

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Stings: Treatment

…the patient to an ophthalmologist. Local bacterial infection (cellulitis) may closely simulate the clinical picture of a local exaggerated reaction. Patients with mastocytosis may have severe, life-threatening reactions, which occur through both IgE-…

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Atypical Mycobacterial Infections: Overview

…rowing mycobacteria usually produce subcutaneous abscesses or cellulitis of the lower extremity. Sporotrichoid spread may occur. Risk exposure is to water (foot baths in nail salons) or contaminated injections. Immunosuppression enhances the risk of…

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Venous Stasis: Treatment

…tics to provide coverage for staphylococcal and streptococcal cellulitis. Subsequent steps Continue compression and elevation therapy. Xerosis or superficial desquamation frequently follows stasis dermatitis; apply an emollient regularly as needed….

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Venous Stasis: References

…-Referral-Recommendations.pdf Bailey E, Kroshinsky D. (2011) Cellulitis: diagnosis and management, Dermatol Ther, 24(2): 229-239. Prakash AV, Davis MD. (2010) Contact dermatitis in older adults: a review of the literature, Am J Clin Dermatol, 11(6):…

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Scabies: Principles of Management of Scabies

…on. The presence or development of pustules, folliculitis, or cellulitis should be evaluated with high suspicion of bacterial superinfection. A bacterial culture should be performed. For those with secondary infection, give oral antistaphylococcal an…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Acne Vulgaris

A disease of infundibulosebaceous units, especially infundibula, that may manifest itself solely as noninflammatory lesions, i.e., comedones and intact cysts, or as inflammatory lesions, i.e., papules, nodules, and pustules. The process may resolve…

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Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Pityrosporum folliculitis

…ial fungal infection is not clearing with therapy. For treatment of superficial fungal infections in immunocompromised individuals, persons undergoing myeloablative chemotherapy, or those with chronic leg edema with history of recurrent cellulitis….

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Sweet’s Syndrome (Acute Febrile Neutrophil Dermatosis): Key Points

…n that marks Sweet’s syndrome. Skin lesions may be bullous or cellulitis-like (pseudocellulitic) in appearance. Skin lesions of Sweet’s syndrome are often accompanied by signs of systemic inflammation: fever, malaise, arthralgias, and blood markers o…

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Alopecia: Key Points

…ypes: tufted folliculitis, folliculitis decalvans, dissecting cellulitis of the scalp, dermatophytic folliculitis Scalp inflammation by either neutrophils results in scarring and fibrosis, with elimination of hair follicles Scarring and fibrosis acco…