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

Urticaria Pigmentosa / Mastocytosis: Treatment

Treatment First-line therapy: Avoiding triggers of mast cell degranulation. Patients should avoid extremes of temperature, particularly heat, and should be careful jumping into extremely hot baths or showers, cold swimming pools, or extremely cool a…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Papular Urticaria: Initial Evaluation

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

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

Erythema Multiforme: References

References Shah KN, Honig PJ, Yan AC (2007) “Urticaria multiforme: a case series and review of acute annular urticarial hypersensitivity syndromes in children,” Pediatrics, 119;e1177. Hughey SL (2011) Approach to the hospitalized patient…

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…

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…

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…