Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Papular Urticaria: Clinical Case

Clinical Case Case 1 12-year-old female No significant past medical history and she takes no medications Review of systems is notable only for pruritus and occasional lack of sleep in association with the rash Presents for management of pruritic…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Allergic Contact Dermatitis: References

References Davis M (2009) Unusual patterns of contact dermatitis: medicaments, Dermatol Clinics 27:289-297. Lee P, Elsaie M, Jacobs S (2009) Allergic contact dermatitis in children: common allergens and treatment: A review. Curr Opin Peds 21:491-49…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pediculosis (Lice): Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation The lice, eggs, or nits (empty egg casings) are not always obviously visualized. Important clues include excoriated erythematous papules (shown in this image) or maculae ceruleans (slate-blue macules) on areas of skin that come in…

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Papular Urticaria: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Differential Diagnosis Urticaria Scabies Pediculosis (Lice) Tick Bite Bullous Arthropod…

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Urticaria Pigmentosa / Mastocytosis: Clinical Case

Clinical Case Case 1 10-month-old healthy boy No significant past medical history Review of systems is noncontributory, notably negative for signs of fatigue, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting Social history is unremarkable Presents for evaluation o…

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Stings: Key Points

Key Points The order hymenoptera includes bees, wasps, hornets, and ants. Hymenoptera stings cause toxic and allergic reactions that present across a broad clinical spectrum: from mild, localized reactions to severe, systemic, and potentially fatal…

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Spider Bites: Key Points

Key Points Spiders are 8-legged (arthropod) members of the order Araneae. Spider bites result from a self-defense reaction when a spider feels threatened and typically arise due to inadvertent meeting with a spider (i.e., accidental). There are sev…

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Drug Eruptions: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Introduction Adverse reactions to medications are common, and cutaneous drug eruptions may occur in 3% of all hospitalized patients who are receiving medications. They can represent 1% of consultations in office-based dermatology…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Acute and Chronic Urticaria?

…sually does not have it longer than one to several days. Acute urticaria is evanescent. However, under certain circumstances, the eruption of hives may consist of exacerbations and remissions that last for weeks, months or years, i.e., urticaria reci…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Urticaria

Urticaria Synonyms Nettle rash Hives Wheals Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Any age, especially young persons, in both sexes Distribution of lesions Localized, as in cold urticaria, regional as in solar urticaria, or widespread as in urtica…