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Transcript of Sandras experience an eczema patient

I was very confident and didn't even think about my eczema until he asked me to spend the weekend with him. I knew we would end up sleeping together and I knew there was no way I could hide the patches. I was convinced that if he saw the way I looked that he would never want to be with me again. So I told him I couldn't go, I made up a dumb excuse about having to babysit and work. Anyway needless to say that relationship didn't work out.

Inflammatory Dermatoses Eczema

Desquamative Inflammatory Vaginitis

Vulvar eczema is characterized by erythema and scaling on the outer labia majora and erythema and fissures and erosions on the inner aspects. Vulvar eczema is pruritic, often out of proportion to the clinical findings. The skin may become ede-matous, excoriated, and lichenified because of scratching. Irritant Contact Eczema This is the commonest form of vulvar eczema in clinical practice. This is usually seen in the elderly and is often because of urinary incontinence. It is also more likely to occur in fair-skinned individuals who have sensitive skin at other sites as well (Fig. 1). Allergic Contact Eczema Allergic contact eczema is a Type IV cell-mediated allergic reaction that takes 48 to 72 hours to develop following exposure to the offending allergen. This type of allergy is uncommon on the vulvar skin alone and is likelier to be found if there is perianal eczema as well. The commonest allergens include topical antibiotics and preservatives in the ointments or creams that are...

Chronic Allergic Eye Diseases

Chronic allergic ocular disease encompasses several disorders, such as seasonal atopic conjunctivitis, perennial atopic conjunctivitis, atopic keratoconjunctivitis (AKC) and vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC) 7 . Seasonal atopic conjunctivitis (SAC) is a time-limited disease and in most cases conjunctivitis is only one manifestation of additional allergic reactions (rhinitis, hay fever or a hay fever like symptomatology, and in severe cases conjunctivitis is associated with different forms of pulmonary affection). Atopic keratoconjunctivitis is a severe, bilateral, ocular allergic disease affecting adults. A familial history for atopy and an association with systemic atopic dermatitis are common. Symptoms commonly include itching, burning, and tearing. Signs include involvement of mainly upper conjunctiva in the form of a papillary conjunctivitis. The corneal epithelium reveals mild to moderate inflammatory changes that can result in scarring and neovasculariza-tion leading to...

Myths about skin disease the media and stigma

Unlike conditions such as cancer and HIV, which are ranked high on the list of medical problems in terms of public awareness, dermatological conditions rarely receive attention in public health campaigns and so their effect on people's lives tends to be underrated. Furthermore, this lack of awareness means that less is known about the causes and consequences of skin diseases as compared to other, more high profile, medical conditions. It is estimated that approximately 20 per cent of the UK population suffer with some form of skin disease at any time, with eczema, acne and infectious disorders (e.g. athlete's foot) being the most commonly presented complaints at GP's surgeries.

Maturation Of Immune Responses And Antimicrobial Immunity

For intracellular pathogens that live within vesicles or vacuoles, such as mycobacteria, neither antibody nor cytotoxic T cells have access to the pathogens. Rather, macrophages harboring these pathogens must be activated by antigen-specific Th1 lymphocytes to kill the pathogens, a process called cellmediated immunity.52 The antigen-committed Th1 cells first recognize their cognate microbial peptide complexed with MHC class II on the surface of an infected macrophage, and then this lymphocyte secretes macrophage-activating cytokines, including IFN-y, TNF-a, and granulocyte-monocyte colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF). CD40 ligand on the Th1 lymphocyte engages CD40 on macrophages and also contributes to macrophage activation. The classically activated macrophage uses upregulated nitric oxide and oxygen radicals to aid in killing of pathogens in phagolysosomes.53 A less productive form of Th1 immunity is known as delayed type hypersensi-tivity. Contact dermatitis, such as sensitivity to...

Exfoliative dermatitis

Exfoliative dermatitis (erythroderma) can complicate a number of dermatological and systemic problems, including psoriasis (especially following steroid withdrawal), atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, ichthyosis, drug eruptions and lymphoma. Its most generalized form is called the Stevens-Johnson syndrome (see Erythema multiforme).

Penicillin Allergic Reaction

Rifampin is 2m antituberculous drug that acts by inhibiting DNA-dependent RNA polymerase. One of its major drawbacks is the rapid development of resistance if used alone. Other side effects include discoloration of urine and sweat with a yellowish-orange hue, hepatic damage, skin rash, thrombocytopenia, tubu-lointerstitial nephritis, and increased metabolism of anticoagulants and HIV protease inhibitors.

Review of the medical record reveals that the including otitis media and pneumonia

Wiskott-Aldrich is an X-linked recessive disease characterized by recurrent infection, thrombocytopenia, and eczema. Presentation. The patient may present with eczema, petechiae, and a history of recurrent infections. Physical Examination. Otitis media or pneumonia may be found on physical examination. The patient may have petechiae. Hepatomegaly, splenomegaly, and cervical lymphadenopathy may be present. The skin may be eczematous.

Children and skin disease

Janice is a mother of a 15-month-old baby with eczema and she describes her feelings about her baby When Jessica was born, I was really excited that I'd had a little girl. I wanted a girl so much that I had even bought little dresses for her before she was born She was going to be my little doll. I think when the eczema came on it was a real shock to me. I had heard about the condition but didn't know much about it. I didn't expect that I would have to make so many changes to deal with it. You see, Jessica's skin gets very itchy so she becomes really uncomfortable and cries a lot, sometimes all through the night. I can't dress her in the clothes that I want because she has a bad reaction to certain fabrics. Also, I have to apply this special ointment to her patches, but she hates that and starts screaming when she sees me coming with the tub of cream. I feel really bad when she struggles with me like that. Sometimes I feel that we aren't close enough, you know. I can't play...

The answers are 403c 404a 405e 406b 407d

Visceral larva migrans is an occupational disease of people who are in close contact with dogs and cats. The disease is caused by the nematodes Toxocara canis (dogs) and T. cati (cats) and has been recognized in young children who have close contact with pets or who eat dirt. Symptoms include skin rash, eosinophilia, and hepatosplenomegaly.

Childrens scratching and itching What can I do

Children with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis may often scratch their skin. It is well known that scratching can significantly worsen the symptoms of skin disease, sometimes causing infection. It has been common for scratching behaviour to be viewed as a habit much like any other habit, repeated because it effectively brought relief from itching in the past. Some authors have suggested that children's scratching may be related to social and environmental factors and showed this by asking 30 children with severe atopic dermatitis and their parents to undertake a series of tasks It has been shown that children with atopic dermatitis have a greater number of night wakings than children without dermatitis. Sleep continuity is likely to be affected by itching and scratching.

Lesson Assignment

Identify the substance that causes plant contact dermatitis. 3-5. Identify measures for preventing plant contact dermatitis. 3-6. Identify the signs and symptoms of plant contact dermatitis. 3-7. Identify the treatment for plant contact dermatitis.

Clinical Features

Leukemia, neoplasms, and AIDS (Int J Dermtol 1990 29 258-65). The intense scratching is the cause of frequent complications such as impetigo and contact dermatitis. In chronic cases nodular lesions are found in the penis. These lesions have been attributed to allergic hypersensitivity to the mite and its feces. In clean people there are cases in which the clinical lesions are very discrete. In those cases a more detailed examination is required to detect vesicles or the characteristic furrows seen most frequently in folds and on the penis.

Initiate Preventive Measures

The following measures will help to keep soldiers from becoming casualties due to contact dermatitis. a. Be able to identify the plants that cause contact dermatitis. (2) Ensure that troops are upwind from the burning. Inhaling smoke from burning poison ivy, poison oak, and or poison sumac can cause several adverse reactions such as head-to-toe contact dermatitis, fever, irritation of the nose and throat, internal swelling in the lungs, difficulty in breathing, pneumonia, malaise, and even death.

How can I be assertive with my doctor if I feel that Im not getting the treatment that I require

Not surprisingly, this is not the case just with dermatological patients but with a lot of people attending general practices. Doctors are busy and long waiting lists mean that the quicker the type of treatment, the better. Because skin diseases aren't life-threatening and aren't seen as something that should significantly cause quality of life problems, when in fact they often do, doctors will dismiss them and say, 'There's nothing that can be done about it. Go home and go on living your life.' What the patient needs to do in this case is be very clear with the doctor about what they want. For example, one of the things it would be very useful to do is make a list of everything you want to ask your doctor. So when you go in for your appointment you won't feel flustered or nervous, which would could cause you to forget things. If the doctor hasn't answered your questions, gently and assertively say to him or her that they need to clarify a few points for you. If...

Pyridoxine Select 1 EFFECT

A 5-month-old infant is admitted with severe varicella infection. The lesions cover the infant's entire body, and the infant is beginning to show symptoms of respiratory distress. Past medical history is significant for a history of atopic dermatitis. The family also notes frequent epistaxis the last episode required nasal packing in the emergency department. (SELECT 1 TEST)

Fungal Infections Candidiasis

Vulva Insert

The differential diagnosis consists of several of the diseases characterized by itching, redness, and fissuring. Most common is lichen simplex chronicus (eczema atopic dermatitis), often with intermittent, superimposed Candida infection. Lichen sclerosus and irritant or allergic contact dermatitis are also common confusing processes. Often, patients with chronic symptoms of vulvodynia are misdiagnosed with vulvovaginal candidiasis, but vulvodynia should produce symptoms of irritation, rawness, or burning rather than itching. Vulvar disease psoriasis, lichen simplex chronicus eczema, tinea cruris Vaginal disease bacterial vaginosis, bacterial vaginitis, desquamative inflammatory vaginitis, atrophic vaginitis, vulvodynia vestibulitis (vestibulodynia) Vulvodynia vulvar vestibulitis (vestibulodynia)

A mother brings her 5yearold daughter to the physicians office because the child has developed a rash in the

Atopic dermatitis is an inflammatory skin disorder characterized by erythema, edema, pruritus, exudation, crusting, and scaling. Risk Factors Etiology. Patients with atopic dermatitis may have a family history of asthma, hay fever, and atopic dermatitis. Presentation. In infancy the patient may present with an erythematous, pruritic rash with weepy patches on the cheeks, neck, wrist, hands, and extensor aspects of the extremities. Atopic dermatitis in infancy frequently coincides with introduction of foods. Treatment. Some treatments for atopic dermatitis are bathing less frequently and using bath oils. The environmental causes of itch should be controlled. The patient should avoid extremes in temperature. The patient should wear smooth-textured clothes and avoid wool. Antihistamines may be prescribed for itch. The patient may use topical corticosteroids to help heal the rash. Antibiotics should be given for secondary infection. Complications. Secondary infections are a...

Counselling and dermatology

Psychological treatment for people affected by a skin disease have ranged from psychoanalysis to the use of hypnosis, and treatment methods have been reviewed for a number of skin diseases such as acne, psoriasis, eczema and virus-mediated diseases. The published literature in this field suggests that psychological interventions have proved to be effective for many different disorders. Psychological interventions, such as suggestion and hypnosis, have been shown to have the capacity to enhance immunity, and behavioural and cognitive interventions have also been used in the treatment of dermatological conditions. Behavioural interventions tend to focus on understanding and improving the ways in which people behave that might impact on their skin condition, whereas cognitive interventions tend to focus on the way people think about their skin condition. Cognitive behavioural therapy uses a mix of these ideas. One of the most effective therapeutic models in helping people cope with skin...

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

After an incubation period of 2 to 14 (average 7) days, RMSF usually begins with fever, muscle aches, and headache.54,55 Early in the course, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain occur frequently. Occasionally patients manifest these symptoms and abdominal tenderness leading to consideration of acute surgical abdomen and exploratory laparotomy. Rash usually appears on day 3 to 5 after onset of fever. Rocky Mountain spotless fever occurs in 10 to 15 patients. Such cases may end fatally. Rash may be absent or difficult to recognize in African-American patients. The rash classically begins on the wrists and ankles, spreads centripetally, and in 36 to 82 involves the palms and soles often late in the course however, there is wide variability in the evolution, distribution, and appearance of skin rash in patients with RMSF Some patients with RMSF have localized rashes on one body region or rashes that appear late in onset of illness manifesting only as small number of petechial lesions.56...

Clinical Picture

The most frequent sites of involvement are the inguinal folds, axilla, and submammary area. Rarely it spreads to other areas. The lesions are 10 cm, light-brown plaques, with discrete borders, polycyclic, and covered with fine scales (Fig. 6.1). There is mild or no pruritus, and the course is chronic without a tendency to remission. In interdigital spaces and soles, plaques are erythematous with moderate scaling or vesicles (Fig. 6.2). Erythrasma comprises 10 of cases of so-called swimmer's eczema (An Bras Dermatol 1994 69(1) 16-20). It is usually associated with candidiasis and dermatophytosis. When nails are involved, they are thickened, have a yellow-orange pigmentation and are striated.

General

This virus has been referred to as mountain fever and was first noticed in the Bitter Root Valley of Montana where doctors in 1902 noted that febrile cases occurred without skin rash. The cause was shown to be a virus transmitted by ticks and is recognized as the only tick transmitted disease common in North America. Affecting victims in all the Rocky Mountain states, the Black Hills of South Dakota and western Canada, the disease is indicated by a sudden onset of fever, headache, retro-orbital pain, and severe muscle pains. The disease is frequently diphasic where the symptoms and the remission period last for 2 to 3 days. In the case of children, serious complications in the form of encephalitis and severe bleeding may occur however, no lasting complications have been reported. Oregon and California have reported the infection in their states, also.

Episodic

Between worsening and stability but also by the uncertainty of not actually knowing when these fluctuations will happen. These episodes may be dependent on specific environmental or behavioural factors, but the episodes may sometimes appear to fluctuate at random. This will have implications for how the people cope with their condition and the feelings of control that they have over their condition. Most well-known skin diseases such as acne, vitiligo, psoriasis and eczema can be episodic in nature.

Social coping

Specific personality traits in people with dermatological problems have also been studied. Researchers have examined the extent to which anger played a part in the onset and maintenance of atopic dermatitis, and whether patients felt that they could cope with and manage their anger better than psoriasis patients and

Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis (atopic eczema) is well known. 2. Contact dermatitis may be due to allergy, irritation or photosensitization. The allergic form may be striking and is referred to as acute, allergic, eczematous, contact dermatitis (AECD). It encompasses the entity, dermatitis medicamentosa, which is produced by a variety of drugs, including transdermal patches, as well as preservatives and cosmetics. Photosensitization is also often drug-induced, especially with tetracyclines and thiazides. 4. Dermatitis herpetiformis.

Dressings

However, they do have different physical properties, and the surgeon needs to have a basic grasp of the underlying science (and art) of wound care. Enzymatic agents (e.g., streptokinase-streptodornase) undoubtedly digest the constituents of slough. However, they are relatively ineffective against deep necrosis or hard eschar. There is evidence that they speed up healing, and may damage the wound environment. Hydrocolloid dressings come in many forms, and are generally impermeable to gases, water vapor, and bacteria. They produce a moist, acidic, low-oxygen tension wound environment that has been shown experimentally to enhance wound healing. Patients like these dressings because they are easy to use, and patients can bathe with the dressing in situ. The dressings absorb exudate (reducing the frequency of dressing changes, smell, risks of cross-infection, and costs) and may provide superior pain relief. However, in randomized controlled trials where both treatment...

Topical Agents

Dermatitis is common and may be endogenous (varicose or venous stasis dermatitis) or exogenous due to topically applied substances (contact dermatitis). Dermatitis is extremely morbid, associated with nonhealing, and may be irritant or allergic due to cell-mediated, delayed hypersensitivity. Early patch testing is mandatory. The use of bland paraffin preparations greatly reduces the risks of dermatitis. In patients with marked exudate, zinc oxide paste can be used to protect the surrounding skin. Acute dermatitis must be treated with removal of the offending allergen and topical steroid therapy. Topical antibiotics should be avoided.

Stress and emotions

Stress has been shown to be an important contributory factor in conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. The way in which stress affects these conditions is thought to be a complex process which involves changes in the way children perceive their pain and itching, changes in the child's immune function and changes in inflammatory responses. Research on children with skin diseases has focused on the role of the family environment in the maintenance of the symptoms. Different kinds of stress and family organisational structures have been researched with respect to how they affect the severity of children's eczema. It has been shown that less severe eczema symptoms were associated with a more organised and independent family structure. This research is a good example of the very complex relationship between children's skin disease and the psychological factors that can affect it. The authors of this research concluded that more organised families were better at protecting their children...

Scarlet Fever

Scarlet fever has been divided into the following types mild, moderate, toxic, and septic. Thus, benign scarlet fever may be either mild or moderate, and the fatal or malignant form may be either septic or toxic. Historically, the toxic cases invariably began with a severe sore throat, marked fever, delirium, skin rash, and painful cervical lymph nodes. In severe toxic cases, fulminating fevers of 107 F, pulse rates of 130 to 160 beats per minute, severe headache, delirium, convulsions, little if any skin rash, and death within 24 hours were the usual findings. These cases occurred before the advent of antibiotics, antipyretics, and anticonvulsants, and deaths were the result of uncontrolled seizures and hyperpyrexia. The term septic scarlet fever refers to the form characterized by local invasion of the soft tissues of the neck and complications such as upper airway obstruction, otitis media with perforation, profuse mucopuru-lent drainage from the nose, bronchopneumonia, and death....

Diseases

Abscesses can develop from skin organisms introduced into the deeper tissue, from seeding of the skin from hematogenous sources such as bacteremia associated with endocarditis, or contiguously from infectious foci in the lung or gastrointestinal tract. In the former case, hair follicles serve as a portal of entry for a number of bacterial species, though S. aureus is the most common cause of localized folliculitis. Recurrent folliculitis is most common in black males in association with shaving (folliculitis barbae). Folliculitis can progress to small subcutaneous abscesses (furuncles), which either resolve with antibiotic treatment alone or progress to form very large, exquisitely painful carbuncles that require surgical drainage as well as antibiotics. Certain individuals seem predisposed to develop recurrent S. aureus infections (recurrent furunculosis) and most have underlying factors such as poor hygiene, nasal carriage of staphylococcus, or neurodermatitis. Though it is...

Compliance

Skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acne and vitiligo often require treatment and medication to improve the condition. Medical compliance (how well patients follow treatment programmes) has been a topic of study in child medicine because compliance with treatment programmes is very often not achieved. Although compliance varies greatly by medical condition, compliance with long-term treatment programmes is usually inferior to that of short-term treatment regimes. Typical problems involved with the treatment of child skin disease include

Dermatologists

These are physicians who specialise in dealing with skin conditions which require medical treatment. The conditions that dermatologists work with include acne, psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo, urticaria and some skin cancers. They often prescribe conventional medical treatments such as steroid creams, tablets, lotions and sessions of ultraviolet light therapy and can give good advice to patients and parents of children with skin conditions on good management of the skin. Since they tend to specialise in the physiological aspects of the skin, some dermatologists do not always appreciate the psychological aspects that can be associated with the condition - and this is where psychologists and psychiatrists can come in.

Exercises Lesson

After cleansing the rash area on the casualty caused by plant contact dermatitis, do you need to cleanse your own hands 7. When a person is exposed to contact dermatitis, he will usually have a. Blisters, followed by a skin rash. b. A raw sore, followed by a skin rash. c. A skin rash, followed by blisters.

Bacterial meningitis

The child is also very sensitive to light ( PHOTOPHOBIA). She is fully immunized and has no history of ear, nose, and throat infection, skin rashes, dog bites, or foreign travel. A pyogenic infection of the nervous system primarily affecting the meninges, it is most commonly caused by pneumococcal (5. pneumoniae, associated with sickle cell anemia), meningococcus Neisseria meningitidis, associated with a petechial skin rash), and H. influenzae (most commonly in children). Less commonly caused by enterobacteria, Streptococcus species, Staphylococcus species fdue to dental infection), and anaerobic organisms (due to trauma).

Vulvar Symptoms

In the absence of a histologic abnormality, vulvar pruritus, discomfort, and pain (vulvodynia) may or may not respond to a variety of treatments including improved hygiene, oral or topical medications, injections, or surgery (50). Most clinicians finding local inflammatory conditions of the vulva without a target lesion for biopsy will try to improve the local environment with attention to clothing and cleanliness (51), but if simple measures do not lead to rapid improvement, biopsies are necessary. Although irritant contact dermatitis is more common than allergic contact dermatitis, both the original irritant and the secondary sensitization to topical medications should be considered both in established vulvitis and in the initial treatment of a new complaint (52,53). As in similar complaints on other parts of the body, vulvodynia may persist after the original offending agent is long gone, with continued ineffective and irritating treatment used by the patient in an effort to...

Useful addresses

National Eczema Society, Hill House, Highgate Hill, London N19 5NA. Tel 020 7281 3553. Provides telephone advice and information support through a national network of regional telephone contacts and groups throughout the UK and a joint holiday programme with the National Asthma Campaign, with provision for children, teenagers and young adults. Also has a network of local volunteer contact persons.

Erythrasma

Vulva Disease

The differential diagnosis includes, in addition to tinea cruris, lichen simplex chronicus (eczema localized atopic dermatitis) and psoriasis. The diagnosis is made by the absence of fungal elements on a microscopic examination, or by illumination with a Wood's lamp, which produces a coral fluorescent color. The diagnosis is confirmed by response to therapy.

Scabies

Scabies The Vulva

The differential diagnosis includes other very itchy skin diseases including lichen simplex chronicus (eczema atopic dermatitis) and irritant allergic contact dermatitis. The more discreet and specific nodules can be confused with folliculitis, furunculosis, and hidradenitis suppurativa, although scabetic nodules never drain.

Tinea Cruris

Tinea Cruris Treatment For Labia Majora

The differential diagnosis of tinea cruris includes any red, scaling infection or dermatoses that can affect this area. Candidiasis, psoriasis, lichen simplex chronicus (eczema localized atopic dermatitis), irritant or allergic contact dermatitis, and ery-thrasma are the most likely diseases requiring differentiation.

Herpes Simplex Virus

Genital Herpes Black Women

Eczema HSV infection of anogenital skin is sometimes confused with candidiasis, folliculitis, impetigo, and allergic contact dermatitis. The diagnosis of HSV is generally made by the onset and morphology, and confirmed by laboratory testing because this diagnosis frequently produces denial and depression. Cultures are widely available but notoriously yield false-negative results. A viral culture is performed by a vigorous swab of a vesicle that has been unroofed. The PCR evaluation is extremely sensitive but is less widely available. Swabs frequently must be mailed to an academic medical center or large commercial laboratory. A biopsy from the edge of an erosion or a sample of an intact vesicle is very sensitive test for the herpes virus but does not differentiate HSV from the VZV that differentiation is made upon the setting. Serologic assays are often used for diagnosing recurrent disease or past exposure but do not indicate whether the current eruption is because of HSV infection....

General Pathology

In an evaluation of an 8-year-old boy who has had recurrent infections since the first year of life, findings include enlargement of the liver and spleen, lymph node inflammation, and a superficial dermatitis resembling eczema. Microscopic examination of a series of peripheral blood smears taken during the course of a staphylococcal infection indicates that the bactericidal capacity of the boy's neutrophils is impaired or absent. What is the most likely cause of this child's illness 18. A 22-year-old female presents with the sudden onset of a high fever, a diffuse erythematous skin rash, and shock. She started menstruating at age 13 and for several years has used tampons. Which one of the following is the most likely diagnosis for this individual's illness

Etiology

For example, the patient with recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis may develop contact dermatitis from frequent application of irritating topical products to the affected skin. In addition, some women present with chronic vulvar itching and burning due to dysesthetic vulvodynia and will have no obvious physical findings on examination. This category includes lichen simplex chronicus and epithelial hyperplasia, and in the past was often called leukoplakia or hyperplastic dystrophy. Clinically, this typically presents with complaints of itching and burning, and often follows contact with a topical irritant, although the patient may not recall such an exposure. Any part of the vulva may be affected, and the skin may appear erythematous with fissuring and excoriation. Lichenification, or the accentuation of normal skin markings, which results in thickening and raised white plaques, is also commonly seen. The process may be localized or diffuse and can been seen in all of the reproductive...

Lichen Simplex

Protruding Mons Pubis Pictures

Lichen simplex is used to describe the skin changes seen secondary to scratching or rubbing in response to the symptom of itch. The itch may be because of a low-grade dermatitis such as psoriasis or seborrheic eczema but often is a sensory abnormality alone. The lesions of lichen simplex tend to be in one isolated area, usually on the labia majora or mons pubis. The change is characterized by a well-defined pale gray or white surface with an accentuation of the normal rhomboidal markings. The his-tological changes of lichen simplex include hyperkeratosis, acanthosis, a prominent granular layer, and lengthened rete ridges (Fig. 24).

Histoplasmosis

HPI The patient is an immigrant from Trinidad and Tobago and has a history of nonresolving skin rashes and recurrent respiratory infections. PE Marked pallor extensive papular skin rash with few erythematous plaques over abdomen generalized lymphadenopathy and hepatosplenomegaly.

Neurolathyrism

Urticariogenic plants cause immediate contact dermatitis. Some plants have stinging hairs that introduce irritating plant toxins through mechanical breaks in the skin (e.g., stinging trees of Australia and stinging nettle). Others cause a hypersen-sitivity response through direct contact alone (e.g., strawberry, castor bean, and chrysanthemum). Contact with these plants causes hives, pruritus, and sometimes anaphylaxis and shock.84 Treatment of simple urticaria involves use of cold compresses and antihistamines. Systemic reactions may require more intensive therapy. Many plants cause an irritant contact dermatitis. Simple mechanical irritation through spines or prickly hairs is one method by which plants cause human disease. The thorns of a flowering plant or spines of a cactus can penetrate the skin and cause fungal (Sporothrix), bacterial (Staphylococcus aureus), and other disease.84 Chemical irritants are produced by some plants and can cause dermatitis. The manchineel tree,...

Clinical Assessment

On the dorsum of the foot, the toes appear square due to confinement of footwear, and the skin on the dorsum of the toes cannot be pinched due to subcutaneous fibrosis (Stemmer's sign). Lymphedema usually spreads proximally to knee level and less commonly affects the whole leg. In the early stages, lymphedema pits, and the patient reports that the swelling is down in the morning. This represents a reversible component to the swelling, which can be controlled. Failure to do so allows fibrosis, dermal thickening, and hyperkeratosis to occur. In general, primary lymphedema progresses more slowly than secondary lym-phedema. Chronic eczema, fungal infection of the skin (dermatophytosis) and nails (ony-chomycosis), fissuring, verrucae, and papillae (warts) are frequently seen in advanced disease. Ulceration is unusual except in the presence of chronic venous insufficiency.

Answers

The answer is a. (Lynch, 3 e, pp 67-68, 122-126, 138-140, 320-324.) The history is classic for scabies. Scabies is an infestation by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei that is spread by skin-to-skin contact. Although there are few skin findings on physical examination, patients usually complain of intense pruritus. Contact dermatitis is unlikely in this location and cutaneous larva migrans (most commonly from Ancylostoma brasiliense due to the dog and cat hookworm) typically has large, erythematous, serpiginous tracks. Dermatitis herpetiformis is associated with a gluten-sensitive enteropathy and is characterized by tiny papules, vesicles, and urticarial wheals. Impetigo is an infectious skin disease due to either Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes seen typically on the face and characterized by discrete vesicles that rupture to form a yellowish crust. 53. The answer is d. (Fitzpatrick, 3 e, pp 22, 72-74, 76-79, 610, 704-709. Sapira, p 121.) The history is most consistent...

Immune Deficiencies

In immunodeficiency, infections are characterized by increased frequency, unusual severity, a prolonged course or persistence of infection, and at times unusual organisms. Some common clinical manifestations that may be seen in immunodeficiency are recurrent sinopulmonary infections, failure to thrive, persistent thrush, diarrhea, and malabsorption. Associated conditions may include skin lesions such as eczema and pyoderma. Patients may have autoimmune disease and hematologic abnormalities such as anemia, neutropenia, and thrombocytopenia. Patients may also have hepatosplenomegaly.

Asthma

A 6-year-old boy presents to his physician with end-expiratory wheezing scattered throughout the lung fields. He is noted to have nasal flaring, tachypnea, and intercostal retractions. These symptoms are triggered by changes in the weather. He has a family history of asthma and atopic dermatitis. He has never been intubated or admitted to the pediatric ICU. His last hospitalization for asthma was 6 months ago. He takes medication for asthma only when he starts to wheeze.

Rabies

A 27-year-old male researcher presents with sudden-onset fever, chills, headache, a skin rash, and painful swelling of multiple limb joints. Discussion Rat bite fever, which is caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis, is an acute febrile illness that is usually accompanied by a skin rash most cases result from the bites of wild or lab rats, although mice, squirrels, weasels, dogs, and cats may also transmit the disease by bites or scratches. The disease is called Haverhill fever when S. moniliformis is transmitted by drinking rat-excrement-contaminated milk. Distribution is probably worldwide, with most cases occurring in crowded cities characterized by poor sanitation.

Artificial Immunity

5 Vaccination should not be given to patients with eczematous skin or atopic dermatitis. Patients should be warned of the possible spread by contact to persons with these disorders. Patients should also be warned to stay out of swimming pools because of the danger of contaminating the water in such pools. Vaccinia virus is an agent used for immunization. This agent can be transferred from one person to another if the vaccinated person is in close personal contact with other people. Someone touches the site of vaccination and then touches an area where the skin is scraped or there is a mucous membrane (the mouth, for example). The vaccine will form stellite lesions in those areas which are touched. For this reason, troops should be vaccinated early during military training to minimize contact with unprotected civilians.

Rsv Pneumonia

HPI Her mother had a skin rash and fever during her first trimester. The mother states that when the child was born, she too had a rash like a blueberry muffin and was jaundiced. H PI She also complains of arthralgias and a skin rash that began on her face and spread to her trunk Her mother says she cannot remember any details of her vaccination history. Erythematous skin rash resembling rubeola measles but lighter in color and more discrete similar distribution pattern in both.

Congenital

She also complains of arthralgias and a skin rash that began on her lace and spread to her trunk. Her mother says she cannot remember any details of her vaccination history. Erythematous skin rash resembling rubeola measles but lighter in color and more discrete similar distribution pattern in both.

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