Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Papular Urticaria: Initial Evaluation

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

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma/ Mycosis Fungoides: Overview

Overview Therapy of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma often requires specialized knowledge, and for this reason it is often appropriate to refer such patients to a medical center with specialized knowledge in the management of CTCL. Since early aggressive t…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

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…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Flushing: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Differential Diagnosis Images Erythromelalgia Rosacea Urticaria Pigmentosa / Mastocytosis Photosensitivity / Photoallergic Dermatitis Systemic Lupus Erythematosus…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

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…

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…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Urticaria pigmentosa

Urticaria pigmentosa Synonyms Mastocytosis Presentation stereotypical Age and sex All ages and both sexes, but mostly nodules and blisters in infants and children, and mostly macules and papules in adults Distribution of lesions Localized or widespr…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Urticaria vs. Urticarial lesions of bullous pemphigoid

A benign neoplastic process of mast cells. In children the condition manifests itself as papules, nodules, and tumors that urticate upon rubbing, and as blisters; in adults it expresses itself as macules and papules accompanied by telangiectases (te…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Urticaria pigmentosa

A benign neoplastic process of mast cells. In children the condition manifests itself as papules, nodules, and tumors that urticate upon rubbing, and as blisters; in adults it expresses itself as macules and papules accompanied by telangiectases (te…