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Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy: Overview

…ncy of unknown cause usually begins in the third trimester and resolves with delivery. Unlike herpes gestationis, postpartum onset or exacerbation is rare. Therapy is empiric and aims to control symptoms until the eruption abates following delivery….

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Eosinophilic Fasciitis: Overview

Overview Eosinophilic fasciitis is distinguished from scleroderma by its acute onset; its lack of hand and foot or visceral involvement; the characteristic involvement of the extremities (usually distal legs and arms); its tendency to spontaneously…

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Lichen Planus: Clinical Cases

…er and distribution Patient is not certain where to apply medication Switched to dexamethasone swish/spit: 5 cc t.i.d. (when disease is active) Nystatin troches (used daily to b.i.d.) are also given, to be used with dexamethasone use Disease

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Xerosis: Overview

…ermatitis. The recent onset of generalized xerosis, with or without pruritus, can reflect underlying metabolic or neoplastic disease. Recalcitrant xerosis with secondary pruritus can be the harbinger of systemic disease. If the above intensive…

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Allergic Contact Dermatitis: Key Points

…itant or an allergic origin. Distinguishing between these entities can be informed by a careful history, including timing of onset of symptoms. Allergic contact dermatitis is caused by a delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH), or Type IV…

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Cheilitis Granulomatosa: Overview

Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome Cheilitis granulomatosa is sudden onset of swelling of the lips which progresses to chronic enlargement. The Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome diagnosis is made when lip enlargement is accompanied by facial paralysis or…

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Pediculosis (Lice): Key Points

…concern is a hypersensitivity reaction to components of the louse saliva, which results in pruritus 4-6 weeks following the onset of the infestation. Notably, severe pruritus may result in excoriations with secondary skin infections such as…

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Atopic Dermatitis: Clinical Cases

…er phototherapy must be continued and to decide about systemic immunosuppression (such as prednisone or cyclosporine) if the disease is worsening Case 3 Severe disease with superinfection 4-year-old child with long standing atopic dermatitis of the…

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Chronic Bullous Disease of Childhood: Overview

…ckly as possible. Pitfalls Because this is a benign, self-limited disorder, patient comfort rather than total suppression of disease activity is the therapeutic goal. Accept limited disease activity, and do not overtreat with steroids or sulfones in…

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