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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Drug Eruptions: Therapy

Therapy First-line therapy: Prompt identification and discontinuation of the offending agent is an essential first step. In most cases, the cutaneous reaction will resolve in 2-5 days without therapy; patients may continue to get new lesions during…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Bullous Pemphigoid: Key Points

Key Points Bullous pemphigoid is an autoimmune blistering disease characterized by autoantibodies against basement membrane zone proteins. Bullous pemphigoid generally presents in elderly patients as urticarial plaques and tense bullae, with…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

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…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Ichthyoses?

…, or lamellar ichthyosis, and, moreover, the description histopathologic is not specific for bullous congenital icthyosiform erythroderma. Nonbullous congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma, as the name denotes, is an inflammatory process; true…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Erythrodermas—Nonspecific Histopathologically?

…ed with certainty by conventional microscopy is fixed drug eruption, and that condition never assumes the universality of an erythroderma. In conclusion, biopsy is as helpful for specific diagnosis of erythrodermas as it is for diagnosis of all…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Discussions

…h a cerebriform outline are present in the circulation as well as in the skin. Whereas Sézary syndrome, by definition, is an erythroderma, not all erythrodermas of mycosis fungoides are manifestations of Sézary syndrome, i.e., not all have…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Psoriasis

…s psoriatic no longer is expressed as discrete papules or plaques, but as involvement of the skin universally, the result is erythroderma. In the case of psoriasis, the erythroderma is exfoliative because the disease is accompanied by countless…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Mycosis fungoides

…caly, and is devoid of any accentuation of infundibula, unlike the situation of mycosis fungicides with epithelial mucinosis Erythroderma of psoriasis, pityriasis rubra pilaris, and a drug eruption may be indistinguishable from the erythroderma of…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Discussions

…mmatory disease, namely, a slight spongiotic psoriasiform dermatitis with parakeratosis. Clinically, those afflicted have an erythroderma covered by fish-like scales. Ectropion is a common complication and may invite injuries to the cornea. Bullous…