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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pernio/Chilblains: Key Points

…ansient red-to-purple lesions on the extremities. Treatment is centered on keeping the patient warm and avoiding exposure to cold, damp environments. Cases which persist or occur in association with systemic symptoms may be an indication of a…

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Raynaud’s Phenomenon/Disease: Overview

…old exposure may control the problem. Such individuals should be advised to dress warmly, and to wear gloves or mittens when cold exposure is anticipated. In addition, smoking is contraindicated. For patients with moderate to severe Raynaud’s…

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Urticaria: Initial Evaluation

…ythema, as well as immune cell infiltrate. Other mechanisms of urticaria, especially relevant to chronic urticaria, include: Autoimmune: via IgE receptor crosslinking IgG via anti-IgE IgG via C5a Physical urticaria: cold, pressure, cholinergic,…

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Livedo / Livedoid Vasculopathy / Atrophie Blanche: Key Points

…kin. The term, physiologic livedo reticularis, refers to the skin changes that appear secondary to a vasospastic response to cold temperatures that fully disappears upon rewarming. It is common in women and children. It sometimes can be seen on the…

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Herpes Simplex: Clinical Cases

…ce, trunk, arms (in areas of prior skin disease) Low-grade fevers, also chills, malaise Mother with recent history of “cold sore” on lips Initial visit Obtain skin culture for bacteria Also obtain viral DFA and culture for herpes simplex…

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Spider Bites: Clinical Case

…teen and his parents opt for local wound and supportive care only; he is prescribed an anti-inflammatory analgesic for pain; cold compresses are recommended Tetanus immunization records are reviewed and confirmed to be up to date Follow-up in 72…

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Urticaria: Management of Urticaria

…cause of the high frequency of streptococcal or mycoplasma infection in association with urticaria) Diagnostic maneuvers for cold or physical urticaria Only limited additional testing as indicated by history and/or physical exam First-line therapy:…

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Erythema Multiforme: Treatment

…ations include: viral direct fluorescence antibody (DFA) testing, viral culture, herpes serologies, mycoplasma serologies or cold agglutinins, and chest X-ray. For bullous skin lesions, aluminum acetate compresses (such as Domeboro’s or…

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Erythema Multiforme: Clinical Cases

…chemosis Respiratory exam reveals reduced breath sounds throughout; a chest X-ray reveals diffuse pulmonary infiltrates and cold agglutinins done at the clinic bedside are positive A diagnosis of mycoplasma-associated SJS is rendered The patient is…

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Xerosis: Overview

…after prolonged exposure to unusually low environmental humidity (as occurs with forced-air heating during winter months in cold climates). Finally, xerosis can occur as a consequence of asteatosis which may result from suppression of sebaceous…

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