Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Dermatomyositis: Overview

…a more fulminant course, complicated by systemic necrotizing vasculitis. In addition, dermatomyositis followed by extensive calcinosis cutis is more common in children. The initial discussion is directed to the therapy of patients with muscle involv…

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Cutaneous Allergic (Leukocytoclastic) Vasculitis: Overview

…iew In approximately 50% of cases, cutaneous leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV) is caused by associated disease or underlying infection, or by a chemical or drug. The therapeutic strategy is to treat the underlying disorder. Recreational cocaine use m…

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Erythema Elevatum Diutinum: Key Points

…a elevatum diutinum (EED) is a rare chronic form of fibrosing vasculitis. Firm, red to brown or violaceous nodular lesions developing over joints of the elbows, knees, hands, and feet, often in a symmetric pattern, is the hallmark cutaneous lesion. E…

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Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis: References

…ter DA, Pittelkow MR, Wada DA. (2012). Cutaneous small-vessel vasculitis associated with solid organ malignancies: the Mayo Clinic experience, 1996 to 2009, JAAD, 66(2):e55-65. Ting TV. (2014). Diagnosis and management of cutaneous vasculitis in chil…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Persistent Pigmented Purpuric Dermatitis

An inflammatory process, but not a vasculitis, that involves the legs especially with purpuric macules and subtle papules (Schamberg’s disease), lichenoid papules (lichenoid purpura of Gougerot-Blum), and scaly papules (eczematid-like purpura

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Leukocytoclastic vasculitis vs. livedo vasculitis

An inflammatory process, but not a vasculitis, that involves the legs especially with purpuric macules and subtle papules (Schamberg’s disease), lichenoid papules (lichenoid purpura of Gougerot-Blum), and scaly papules (eczematid-like purpura

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Allergic (leukocytoclastic) vasculitis vs. Septic vasculitis

An inflammatory process, but not a vasculitis, that involves the legs especially with purpuric macules and subtle papules (Schamberg’s disease), lichenoid papules (lichenoid purpura of Gougerot-Blum), and scaly papules (eczematid-like purpura

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Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis: Clinical Case

Case 1 40-year-old female admitted to the hospital for wound infection following a right knee surgery indicated for anterior and posterior cruciate ligament and meniscal tear, performed one week ago. Upon admission, she is noted to have a symmetr…

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Borreliosis (Lyme Disease): Key Points

…, or meningo-radiculitis; encephalitis, myelitis and cerebral vasculitis are rare presentations. Widespread systemic involvement may occur in immunosuppressed or immunocompromised individuals. Further diagnostic evaluation is often warranted to deter…

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Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Key Points

…rmatitis, venous stasis dermatitis, deep vein thrombosis, and vasculitis. Venous stasis dermatitis is commonly bilateral, and is not accompanied by signs of systemic inflammation. Most cases of cellulitis are caused by streptococci. Staphylococcus au…