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Pyoderma Gangrenosum: Clinical Cases

…roximately 2×2 cm in size with a violaceous, undermined border Diagnosis: pyoderma gangrenosum A skin biopsy to exclude infectious or other inflammatory etiology is declined by the patient Clobetasol ointment 0.05% applied daily under an…

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Pyoderma Gangrenosum: Key Points

…ry rapidly (in days) and may be triggered or exacerbated by minimal trauma. PG is a diagnosis of exclusion; inflammatory and infectious conditions may mimic PG-like ulcers. PG may occur in association with an underlying systemic disorder. Treatment…

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Leishmaniasis: Overview

Overview As with all infectious diseases, the diagnosis of leishmaniasis should be established by identifying the causative agent in the affected tissue by culture, scrapings, or biopsy. Response to therapy is significantly related to the causative…

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Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae): Treatment

…ment of the appropriate cause, typically infection. A diagnostic biopsy or culture may be necessary to identify the inciting infectious cause. For Gram-positive folliculitis: dicloxacillin 250 mg q.i.d., oral erythromycin (in penicillin-allergic…

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Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae): Key Points

…erapy-related (specifically with epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors), pregnancy-associated, and a broad spectrum of infectious causes. Infections causing folliculitis in addition to Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria include those…

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Erythema Nodosum: Overview

…s (20–40 mg/day) will clear most cases. This therapy can only be used after the underlying cause has been identified and, if infectious, has been treated appropriately. Systemic steroids are contraindicated in those cases triggered by systemic…

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Viral Exanthems: Clinical Cases

…cases resolve within 2-8 weeks Case 2 42-year-old man recently immigrated from Southeast Asia with fever, upper respiratory infectious symptoms, and mildly pruritic papulovesicular rash that started on his trunk and is generalizing over the past…

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Acne Vulgaris: Initial Evaluation

…s Mechanical irritation Self-manipulation of lesions (picking) The role of diet, sun exposure, and smoking are controversial Differential diagnosis Rosacea Seborrheic dermatitis Pityrosporum or other infectious folliculitis…

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Erythema Multiforme: Clinical Cases

…ve A diagnosis of mycoplasma-associated SJS is rendered The patient is admitted to the hospital and there he is evaluated by infectious disease and ophthalmology, who confirm that he has mycoplasma pneumonia with mild ocular complications; later…

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Scabies: Principles of Management of Scabies

…those with secondary infection, give oral antistaphylococcal antibiotics for 1 week. Lesions of scabies may develop into non-infectious prurigo nodules. Involvement of the genitalia is common and may require intralesional corticosteroid treatment….

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