Search Results for: staphylococcal scalded-skin syndrome

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Vascular Birthmarks: Key Points

…other vascular birthmarks may represent a manifestation of a syndrome with extracutaneous involvement or may be symptomatic lesions with deep subcutaneous involvement (such as certain vascular malformations). Introduction Vascular birthmarks may be…

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Venous Stasis: Treatment

…patient with intravenous antibiotics 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…

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Darier’s Disease: Key Points

…m defects in calcium regulation in keratinocytes. The classic skin manifestation is an eruption of hyperkeratotic papules, typically in a seborrheic distribution. Characteristic nail and mucous membrane involvement is common. Superinfection of the sk…

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Erythema Multiforme: Key Points

Key Points Erythema multiforme (EM) is a clinical syndrome marked by either target lesions and/or mucosal erosions. It may be idiopathic or seen in association with infections or medications. EM has been reported in association with herpes simplex i…

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Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Erysipelas Cellulitis Differential diagnosis Deep vein thrombosis Venous stasis dermatitis Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome Leukocytoclastic vasculitis Panniculitis Contact dermatitis…

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Viral Exanthems: Initial Evaluation

…with a non-specific morbilliform eruption. In some cases, the skin disease as part of a constellation of other symptoms may indicate a specific viral etiology. Measles German measles Parvovirus B19, a.k.a. erythema infectiosum Exanthem subitum Epstei…

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Darier’s Disease: Clinical Case

…st clinical evaluation Diagnosis: favor Darier’s disease with staphylococcal superinfection Skin cultures (bacterial, candidal, and herpes simplex viral culture) are obtained. The patient is empirically started on doxycycline 100 mg b.i.d. for 10 day…

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Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Treatment

…ng the use of particular antibiotic classes for uncomplicated skin infections, including cellulitis. Limited data suggests that macrolide antibiotics may be more effective penicillins for cellulitis; given the increase in macrolide resistance, cautio…

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Herpes Zoster & Varicella: Treatment

…for treatment with intravenous acyclovir. Pitfalls Secondary staphylococcal infection of varicella is common, and may be easily overlooked. Reye’s syndrome may follow varicella, especially in children in whom aspirin is used as an antipyretic….