Search Results for: staphylococcal scalded-skin syndrome

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Darier’s Disease: Key Points

…disruption in calcium homeostasis in keratinocytes results in poor cell-cell adhesion with subsequent dyskeratosis affecting skin, nails, and mucous membranes. The hallmark skin lesion is a hyperkeratotic papule. The diagnosis of Darier’s disease is…

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Erythema Multiforme: Key Points

…virus) and is typically a self-limited process. EM major, according to some authors, may be synonymous with Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and entails a more severe clinical syndrome with more atypical target lesions and pronounced mucosal…

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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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Darier’s Disease: Clinical Case

…, axillae with notable crusting and increased erythema since last clinical evaluation Diagnosis: favor Darier’s disease with staphylococcal superinfection Skin cultures (bacterial, candidal, and herpes simplex viral culture) are obtained. The…

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Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Treatment

…be considered. Cellulitis or erysipelas in the absence of fever and/or leukocytosis is also unusual. An increasing number of staphylococcal isolates referred to as MRSA are resistant to semisynthetic penicillins and cephalosporins. If the patient…

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Herpes Zoster & Varicella: Treatment

…atients with significant immune suppression should be evaluated for treatment with intravenous acyclovir. Pitfalls Secondary staphylococcal infection of varicella is common, and may be easily overlooked. Reye’s syndrome may follow varicella,…

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Impetigo: Initial evaluation

…uish clinically. Bacterial and viral cultures may be required to determine which infection is present. Staphylococcal scaled skin syndrome: A variation of impetigo, with epidermolytic toxin-producing strains of Staphylococcus aureus, resulting in…

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Impetigo Contagiosa

An infectious inflammatory process that consists of pustules that resolve with crusts in at least one locus and often several loci, usually on a face, and caused by streptococci or staphylococci.