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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

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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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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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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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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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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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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Leprosy/Hansen’s Disease and Reactional States: Overview

…e hematocrit initially at biweekly to monthly intervals until stable. Methemoglobinemia may occur. Dapsone may also cause an infectious mononucleosis-like hypersensitivity syndrome, with fever, myalgias, adenopathy, hepatitis, eosinophilia, and…

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Urticaria: Management of Urticaria

Management of Urticaria Initial diagnostic testing Complete blood count with differential ESR or CRP Infectious disease workup (symptom-directed only; this is particularly important in children because of the high frequency of streptococcal or…

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