By Paul K. Buxton
(BMJ Books) Royal Infirmary, united kingdom. bargains a concise evaluate of all the necessities of dermatology, written for non-dermatologists and first care physicians. Discusses numerous universal stipulations comparable to psoriasis, eczema, pimples and rosacea, bacterial an infection, viral an infection, tropical dermatology, and extra. considerable colour photographs. earlier variation: c1998. Softcover.
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The alternative name, “acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis”, describes the presentation and the pathological findings of a florid neutrophilic infiltrate. There is often a preceding upper respiratory infection. Treatment with steroids produces a rapid response but recurrences are common. Annular lesions of erythema multiforme Erythema induratum Erythema induraturn occurs on the lower legs posteriorly, usually in women, with diffuse, indurated dusky red lesions that may ulcerate. It is more common in patients with poor cutaneous circulation.
The organisms are readily seen under the microscope as spherical yeast forms and mycelial rods, resembling “grapes and bananas” (“spaghetti and meatballs” in the United States). Treatment is simple: selenium sulphide shampoo applied regularly with ample water while showering or bathing will clear the infection. The colour change may take some time to clear. A mica scale pityriasis lichenoides Pityriasis versicolor skin lesions 31 ABC of Dermatology Ketoconazole shampoo is an effective alternative.
The bullae are subepidermal and persistent, with antibodies deposited at the dermo-epidermal junction. Unlike pemphigus there is a tendency for the condition to remit after many months. Another type of pemphigoid occurs in which there is scarring of the oral mucous membrane and the conjunctiva. Occasionally localised lesions are seen on the legs with evidence of an immune reaction, but often the absence of circulating antibasement membrane antibodies. This is a relatively benign condition and often responds to topical steroids.
ABC of Dermatology by Paul K. Buxton