Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Behçet Syndrome: Overview

…enesis of BehÇet syndrome is poorly understood, therapy of the skin 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 discuss

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

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

…e made by history and physical exam alone, but the presence of systemic symptoms may warrant a broad workup for potential underlying diseases manifesting with oral ulcers Treatment is based on limited evidence and focused on symptomatic relief and de…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

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

…ythrocyte sedimentation rate. Extracutaneous manifestations of Sweet’s syndrome may occur. Sweet’s syndrome may be idiopathic or seen in association with other systemic illnesses, most commonly malignancy (especially hematologic), connective tissue d…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Behçet’s Disease

…topathologic Erythema nodosum is a granulomatous and fibrosing septal panniculitis, in contrast to the panniculitis of Behçet”s disease which, although septal mostly, is not granulomatous. Leukocytoclastic vasculitis also is characterized by nu…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erythema Nodosum: Overview

…hema nodosum is to determine and treat the cause. In children, streptococcal infection is the most common trigger. In adults, drugs, sarcoidosis, inflammatory bowel disease, BehÇet syndrome, deep fungal infection, and malignancy among others may all…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Behçet’s disease

An inflammatory disease caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi that manifests itself in the skin as erythematous lesions with figurate shapes, e.g., (round, ellipsoid, and arcuate) (erythema chronicum migrans), pseudolymphomatous nodules (lym…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Study By Disease

…ic lymphocytic leukemia, B-cell type (Quiz #794) Bowen’s disease (superficial squamous-cell carcinoma of one type) (Quiz #762) Bowen’s disease (Quiz #21) Bowen’s disease (Quiz #686) Bowen’s disease (Quiz #687) Bullous pemphigo…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease Synonyms Inflammatory bowel disease Regional ileitis Regional enteritis Chronic cicatrizing enteritis Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Young adults; slight predominance of women Distribution of lesions The poles of the ga…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Pagetoid Bowen’s disease vs. Extramammary Paget’s disease

An inflammatory disease caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi that manifests itself in the skin as erythematous lesions with figurate shapes, e.g., (round, ellipsoid, and arcuate) (erythema chronicum migrans), pseudolymphomatous nodules (lym…