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Notalgia paresthetica: the unreachable itch

Notalgia paresthetica: the unreachable itch

…Another possible explanation could be that the backscratcher or similar instrument is not the treatment of NP but its cause. Itch can lead to scratching and rubbing either with an instrument or against a wall, which leads to post-inflammatory…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Livedoid Vasculopathy and Livedo Reticularis

First alluded to by Feldaker in 1955, livedoid vasculopathy is a rare small vessel coagulopathy limited to the skin that occurs especially in the vicinity of the ankle (malleolus). Lesional morphology is characterized at first by purpuric macules…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Acne Vulgaris

A disease of pilosebaceous units, especially infundibula, that may manifest itself as noninflammatory lesions, i.e., comedones and intact cysts, or as inflammatory lesions, i.e., papules, nodules, and pustules. The process may resolve without…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Atopic Dermatitis: Treatment

…ith or without drying the skin with a soft towel, apply steroid ointment to the affected areas with occlusion under plastic kitchen wrap (for localized areas). Other alternatives to occlusion in generalized disease are: Sauna suit or wet wraps (two…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Atopic Dermatitis?

…es the Twist popularized by Chubby Checker in the early 1960s. Measures appropriate therapeutically can interrupt the “itchscratchitch” cycle only if the physician who manages the patient understands that the skin lesions do not erupt,…

Confusion—specimen mix-up in dermatopathology and measures to prevent and detect it

Confusion—specimen mix-up in dermatopathology and measures to prevent and detect it

…a pile or two slides on a tray, carries the risk of not being noticed and of leading to an error with potentially serious consequences. If there is an interruption in the ascending sequence of pathology numbers, e.g., if one slide has been broken…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Nerves

…ssociated with itching; among the most notorious of these are dermatitis herpetiformis, Grover’s disease, and scabies. Scratching is thought to relieve itching by disturbing the rhythm of afferent impulses that travel toward the central…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Bacillary angiomatosis

…logue of verruga peruana, but the causative organisms, although similar to one another, are different, the latter being a consequence of infection by Bartonella bacilliformis. Cat-scratch disease, like bacillary angiomatosis, also is caused by…