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Sweet’s Syndrome (Acute Febrile Neutrophil Dermatosis)

An inflammatory process expressed clinically by markedly edematous acuminate papules and edematous plaques situated mostly on the face, upper part of the trunk, and arms, especially the hands, and often accompanied by fever and leukocytosis. It may…

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Kaposi’s Sarcoma

An inflammatory process expressed clinically by markedly edematous acuminate papules and edematous plaques situated mostly on the face, upper part of the trunk, and arms, especially the hands, and often accompanied by fever and leukocytosis. It may…

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Sarcoidosis: Key Points

…ase, which is protean in its presentations but most commonly presents as papules, plaques, lupus pernio, or scar- or tattoo-associated lesions. Introduction Sarcoidosis is a complex multisystem inflammatory disease characterized by noncaseating…

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Kaposi’s Sarcoma: Overview

…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 therapy of each form is

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Dermatomyositis: Key Points

…h also frequently affects the muscles. Dermatomyositis can be a sign of internal malignancy, with 20% of patients having an associated cancer (ovarian cancer risk, in particular, is elevated). Patients require thorough evaluation for extracutaneous

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Histiocytosis X/Langerhans Cell Histiocytoses: Overview

Overview Langerhans cell histiocytoses (Class I histiocytosis) are a group of disorders most common in childhood due to the accumulation or proliferation of a clonal population of cells bearing the phenotype of a Langerhans cell that has been…

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Darier’s Disease: Treatment

…he starting dose is 0.2-0.3 mg/kg/day, with gradual escalation of the dose to the therapeutic range of 0.5-1 mg/kg/day. Successful use of alitretinoin in Darier’s disease has recently been reported. Topical tretinoin 0.025% gel or 0.1% cream before…

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Behçet Syndrome: Overview

…lesions is empiric and may be difficult. Treatment should be aimed at relief of cutaneous symptoms and prevention of blindness. Only the treatment of the cutaneous disease is discussed in this section. Systemic Therapy First Steps For the mucosal…

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Aphthous Ulcers (Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis, Canker Sore): Key Points

Key Points Recurrent aphthous ulcers are the most common oral ulcerative ailment, which classically appear as shallow, round or oval ulcers with an inflammatory edge and a faint pseudomembrane. Diagnosis may be made by history and physical exam…