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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erythema Multiforme: Treatment

…revent progression of ocular disease. Note: Sulfa-containing eye drops should be avoided if there is any concern for a sulfa drug related EM or SJS. When to refer to a dermatologist When the diagnosis of erythema multiforme is not clear. If EM is…

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Linear IgA Bullous Dermatosis: Key Points

…children characterized by linear IgA deposition evident on direct immunofluorescence of the skin. Cases may be idiopathic or drug-induced. Many other disease associations have been reported, though further studies are needed to determine their…

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Lichenoid Drug Eruption: References

…55. West AJ, Berger TG, LeBoit PE. A comparative histopathologic study of photodistributed and nonphotodistributed lichenoid drug eruptions. J Am Acad Dermatol 1990; 23(4 Pt 1):689-693. Lage D, Juliano PB, Metze K, de Souza EM, Cintra ML. Lichen…

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Exfoliative Erythroderma: Overview

…ion of any fluid or electrolyte imbalance are essential in this catabolic state. Discontinuation of all unnecessary systemic drugs is prudent if drug induced erythroderma is a possible diagnosis. Alternative Steps Antibiotics are recommended by…

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Viral Exanthems: Initial Evaluation

…secondary syphilis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and scarlet fever caused most commonly by group A streptococcus. A careful drug history is indicated in the evaluation of a patient with a possible viral exanthem. Morbilliform drug eruption…

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Flushing: Treatment

…rosacea suggests that it may be helpful with intermittent flushing associated with other conditions. Pitfalls Patients with drug-related flushing episodes should receive treatment aimed at the specific drug interaction responsible for flushing…

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Fixed Drug Eruption: Introduction

…(FDEs) may occur at any age and show no racial or gender predilection. Thesemay account for as much as 20% of all cutaneous drug eruptions. Pathophysiology The etiology of FDE has not been completely elucidated, but the condition is thought to…

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Dermatophyte Infections: Key Points

…ients without life-threatening infection due to concern for toxicities, including hepatotoxicity, adrenal insufficiency, and drugdrug interactions. A similar warning had been issued in 2013, but prescriptions continued for mild fungal infections of…

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Malassezia Infections: Treatment

…ients without life-threatening infection due to concern for toxicities, including hepatotoxicity, adrenal insufficiency, and drugdrug interactions. A similar warning had been issued in 2013, but prescriptions continued for mild fungal infections of…

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Linear IgA Bullous Dermatosis: Treatment

…rough the use of systemic immunosuppressants. Treatment First-line Therapy For drug-induced disease, discontinue the culprit drug. For idiopathic disease and more extensive drug-induced disease, first-line treatment is oral dapsone usually starting…

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