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Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome

Pemphigus vulgaris, a severe blistering disease of skin and mucous membranes, presents in the skin as flaccid bullae that soon become eroded and coalesce, giving rise to large swaths of denuded skin, and in mucous membranes as erosions, hemorrhagic…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Pemphigus Foliaceus

…ly the face and upper part of the chest are involved (photodistribution), it is termed pemphigus erythematosus (Senear–Usher syndrome). The same malady in Brazil, where it occurs endemically, is designated “fogo selvagem.” Rarely, pemphigus…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Scabies: Clinical Cases

…les with surrounding erythema on the legs; a bacterial culture is taken, oral cephalexin is empirically started for presumed staphylococcal pyoderma, the culture reveals methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus No additional sick contacts…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Cheilitis Granulomatosa: Overview

Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome Cheilitis granulomatosa is sudden onset of swelling of the lips which progresses to chronic enlargement. The Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome diagnosis is made when lip enlargement is accompanied by facial paralysis or…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Appendigeal Tumors: Overview

…al tumors may be difficult and their biologic behavior hard to predict. Certain adnexal tumors are cutaneous manifestations of inherited syndromes with significant internal associations (for example, trichilemmoma and Cowden’s syndrome;…

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Varicella & Herpes Zoster: Key Points

…ult in intrauterine infection (especially in the first or second trimesters of pregnancy), resulting in congenital varicella syndrome, a syndrome marked by significant morbidity and mortality to both mother and child. Herpes Zoster Herpes zoster…

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Darier’s Disease: Treatment

…recipitated by secondary bacterial (most common), herpetic superinfection, and candidal infections owing both to a defective skin barrier and to minor immunologic dysfunction in this disease. Hence, therapy often includes an initial 10- to 14-day…

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Drug Eruptions: Therapy

…ender is a semisynthetic penicillin (especially ampicillin). A morbilliform rash may rarely be a prodrome of Stevens-Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis. Monitor for skin tenderness, bullous or target lesions, and mucosal involvement….

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Viral Exanthems: Initial Evaluation

…nitial Evaluation Patients with a viral exanthem often present with a non-specific morbilliform eruption. In some cases, the skin disease as part of a constellation of other symptoms may indicate a specific viral etiology. All patients presenting…

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Sweet’s Syndrome (Acute Febrile Neutrophilic Dermatosis): Clinical Cases

…rythematous nodules on the arms and legs, few scattered on trunk without mucosal lesions Diagnosis: favor Sweet’s syndrome A skin biopsy to confirm the diagnosis is performed. Concern for an underlying inflammatory condition or malignancy triggers a…

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