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Urticaria Pigmentosa / Mastocytosis: Key Points

…ntosa (UP), diffuse cutaneous mastocytosis, and the presence of a single mastocytoma. Urticaria pigmentosa is most common in childhood, and less likely to have systemic involvement than adult forms of mastocytosis. Most patients develop mastocytosis…

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Vascular Birthmarks: Treatment

…apeutic intervention. Initial therapy For small, asymptomatic, non-ulcerated lesions, wait for spontaneous involution during childhood. Only waiting and observation is necessary. Careful measurements and photographic documentation may assist the…

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Linear IgA Bullous Dermatosis: Key Points

…ement, though there are rare reports of associated IgA nephropathy. Childhood LABD, also known as chronic bullous disease of childhood (CBDC) typically presents around 4.5 years and resolves prior to puberty. Like classic adult LABD, childhood LABD…

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Varicella & Herpes Zoster: Key Points

…varicella vaccination, the lifetime prevalence of primary varicella was approximately 90%, with most cases occurring during childhood. This virus is spread through respiratory and salivary secretions during periods of viremia and results in…

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Linear IgA Bullous Dermatosis: Initial Evaluation

…anied by vacuolar changes and occasional neutrophilic microabscesses in dermal papillae are seen. The histology of adult and childhood LABD are identical. A second punch biopsy should also be performed for direct immunofluorescence (DIF) from intact…

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Aphthous Ulcers (Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis, Canker Sore): Key Points

…gue. Many patients suffer from recurrent lesions, termed recurrent aphthous stomatitis. The first lesions generally begin in childhood, and recurrent aphthous ulcers are more common in women, people under 40, Caucasian patients, nonsmokers, and…

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Dermatitis Herpetiformis: Key Points

…ale predominance of this condition in the population (approximately 2:1). Typical age of onset is the fourth decade of life. Childhood DH is rare. DH must be differentiated from other autoimmune blistering diseases, such as bullous pemphigoid,…

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Viral Exanthems: Clinical Cases

…s trunk and is generalizing over the past few days, now with extensive facial involvement Patient reports he did not receive childhood vaccinations and was recently exposed to an elderly person with shingles Patient is immunocompetent Initial…

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Varicella & Herpes Zoster: Treatment

…th effective antivirals is recommended to shorten disease duration and prevent complications. This is also true of secondary childhood cases within a household, where early treatment is possible. All immunosuppressed persons of any age with primary…

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Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris: Overview

…e erythema and hyperkeratosis and to control symptoms while waiting for spontaneous remission. There are several variants of childhood PRP, some of which tend to clear and others of which are persistent. Treatment First Steps Isotretinoin 1-1.5…

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