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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is defined by its clinical features and the almost invariable presence of autoantibodies directed against certain components of cell nuclei. U The immunological features of SLE are the lupus erythematosus cell, antinuclear antibodies, immune complexes, complement activation, tissue deposition of immunoglobulins and complement, and other autoantibodies. A nonspecific B-cell polyclonal activation may be responsible for the initiation of the disease however, evidence of antigen-specific activation of antibody production also exists. Both of these mechanisms likely operate simultaneously to bring about manifestations of the disease. y Additionally, the linkage of certain antibodies with particular human leukocyte antigen (HLA) loci and a 30 to 50 percent coincidence of SLE in monozygotic twins suggest a genetic factor in the pathogenesis of the disease. y TABLE 50-6 -- CRITERIA FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF SYSTEMIC LUPUS...

Episcleritis Clinical Summary

Episcleritis is a common, benign inflammatory condition of the episclera. It most often affects young adults. Most cases are idiopathic, though up to a third may be associated with systemic conditions, and some cases may also be caused by exogenous irritants or inflammatory stimuli. Associated systemic disorders include gout, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and herpes zoster. The symptoms, which include foreign body sensation, mild pain, photophobia, and lacrimation, are generally self-limited. Visual acuity is normal.


Richard Usatine

Rosacea, sometimes called acne rosacea, is an inflammatory disease with unknown etiology. Various facial manifestations occur, and symptoms differ from patient to patient. The four types of rosacea are erythematotelangiectatic, papu-lopustular, phymatous, and ocular. Patients may have overlapping features of more than one type. The predominant manifesting complaints of erythematotelangiectatic rosacea are intermittent central facial flushing and erythema. Itching is often absent however, many patients complain of a stinging pain associated with flushing episodes. Common triggers include exposure to the sun, cold weather, sudden emotion including laughter or embarrassment, hot beverages, spicy foods, and alcohol consumption. Papulopustular rosacea presents with acnelike papules and sterile pustules and can occur alone or in combination with the erythema and telangiectasias (Fig. 33-26). Intermittent or chronic facial edema may also occur in all forms. Some patients develop rhinophyma,...

Erythema Nodosum

Erythema nodosum is an acute inflammatory process involving the fatty tissue layer underlying the skin (pan-niculitis). The condition is more frequently seen in women, and although often idiopathic, many cases are associated with streptococcal infections of the upper respiratory tract, drugs such as estrogens oral contraceptives, sarcoidosis, and inflammatory bowel disease. Other, less frequent bacterial causes include tuberculosis, brucellosis, mycoplasma, and chlamydia. Fungal infections such as blastomycosis and his-toplasmosis may also cause erythema nodosum. Rare causes are Behcet's disease, acute myelogenous leukemia, and Hodgkin's disease.

Evaluation Guidelines Table95

AT, Ataxia-telangiectasia CSF, cerebrospinal fluid CT, computed tomography EMG, electromyography HD, Huntington's disease HIV, human immunodeficiency virus MG, myasthenia gravis MRA, magnetic resonance angiography MRI, magnetic resonance imaging N A, not applicable NCV, nerve conduction velocity TFTs, thyroid function tests. AT, Ataxia-telangiectasia CSF, cerebrospinal fluid CT, computed tomography EMG, electromyography HD, Huntington's disease HIV, human immunodeficiency virus MG, myasthenia gravis MRA, magnetic resonance angiography MRI, magnetic resonance imaging N A, not applicable NCV, nerve conduction velocity TFTs, thyroid function tests.

Sulfoxides and similar solvents

Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) is a powerful aprotic solvent that is colorless, odorless, and hygroscopic. Studies have demonstrated that DMSO is effective in promoting the permeation of a number of hydrophilic and lipophilic permeants. It has been found to enhance the permeation of beta blockers (Kai et al., 1993) and ephedrine hydrochloride (Singh et al., 1993). The enhancer effect is reported to be concentration dependent, with concentrations greater than 60 required to show optimum efficacy (Williams and Barry, 2004). However, erythema and wheals of the stratum corneum have been reported at these relatively high concentrations ofDMSO, which have also resulted in protein denaturation (Anigbogu et al., 1995). Human volunteer studies have demonstrated erythema, scaling, contact urticaria, stinging and burning sensations, and some systemic symptoms (Kligman, 1965). The skin penetration mechanisms of the aprotic solvents, and DMSO in particular, are complex. Upon application to human skin,...

The Tooth Becomes Nonvital

Unfortunately, about 4-8 of crowned teeth become nonvital in the first 10 years following tooth preparation. A further unknown percentage was probably nonvital before crown preparation of the tooth began, but this can be avoided by assessing the tooth clinically and radiographically. Swelling or erythema of the apical tissues, fistulae, and a tooth that is tender to percussion are all indicative of an endodontic complication that requires further investigation. A prolonged patient response with thermal tests such as ethyl chloride applied on a pledget of cotton wool or warm gutta percha is indicative of irreversible pulpitis. The water spray coolant must be directed to the bur during crown preparation, to prevent overheating of the tooth and pulpal necrosis.

Clinical Presentation

Sarcoidosis typically presents in early adulthood, between ages 20 and 40. Although the disease is systemic, a spectrum of clinical manifestations may suggest the prognosis. The onset of fever, arthralgias, bilateral hilar adenopathy on chest radiograph, and a raised, reddish skin lesion along the anterior tibial surfaces (erythema nodosum) characterize Lofgren's syndrome, an acute, self-limiting form of sarcoidosis that often undergoes spontaneous remission and has a favorable prognosis. The insidious onset of dyspnea, dry cough, hilar adenopathy and infiltrates on chest film, new skin lesions of the trunk and extremities, and complaints of recent vision changes characterize a chronic progressive form of sarcoidosis marked by multiple flares of disease requiring repeated treatment throughout the patient's lifetime.

Radiation Therapy

Complications associated with radiation therapy can be divided into two time frames acute effects occurring during or shortly after treatment, and late effects occurring months to years after completion of treatment. Acute side effects in adults are usually more pronounced than in children and consist of nausea, vomiting, fatigue, alopecia, skin erythema, significant

Vaginitis Clinical Summary

Candidal vaginitis is characterized by a thick, curdy, white discharge and vulvar discomfort. Intense vulvar erythema, pruritus, or burning is often present. A microscopic slide prepared with 10 potassium hydroxide yielding characteristic branch chain hyphae and spores establishes the diagnosis (Fig. 25.13). The pH of the discharge is less than 4.5. Predisposing factors that should be considered include oral contraceptive, anti biotic, or corticosteroid use pregnancy and diabetes. Sexually transmitted diseases are not usually associated with isolated candidal vaginitis. Trichomonas vaginitis presents as a persistent, thin, copious discharge that is often frothy, green, or foul-smelling. The pH of these secretions is greater than 4.5. The amount of vaginal and cervical erythema and inflammation varies considerably thus the diagnosis depends on the presence of motile flagellates on normal saline wet-mount microscopy. Occasionally, multiple petechiae on the vaginal wall (strawberry...

Inflammatory Neck Masses

Cervical lymphadenitis can be caused by atypical myco-bacteria, which may appear as a subcutaneous abscess with erythematous overlying skin (Fig. 19-9). Treatment includes excisional biopsy and appropriate antibiotics according to culture sensitivities. Incisional drainage is contraindicated and can cause chronic fistulization. Figure 19-9 Photograph showing cervical adenitis with overlying skin erythema in a young child. Cultures revealed atypical mycobacteria. Figure 19-9 Photograph showing cervical adenitis with overlying skin erythema in a young child. Cultures revealed atypical mycobacteria.

Inflammatory Disorders

Acute sialoadenitis is a common cause of painful enlargement of the parotid and submandibular glands. The organism is usually S. aureus, but it can also be caused by S. pneumoniae and other bacteria. The infection is secondary to salivary stasis caused by decreased production (dehydration, poor oral hygiene) or intrinsic or extrinsic obstruction (stones, strictures, masses). Patients present with exquisite tenderness over the gland, fever, and sometimes skin erythema. Purulence can be expressed from the duct with manual massage of the gland. Treatment includes antistaphylococcal antibiotics, adequate hydration, massage of the gland, sialagogues, and warm compresses. Abscess can occur and requires incision and drainage.

Polymorphous Low Grade Adenocarcinoma PLGA

Polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma is a malignant tumor that is predominately restricted to minor salivary glands. The tumors are distinguished by bland, uniform nuclear features varied but distinctive architecture invasive growth and perineural infiltration (Ellis and Auclair 1996). PLGAs have been reported to represent -11 of all tumors of salivary glands and -26 of malignant neoplasms. PLGAs characteristically emerge as solid, nontender swellings of the mucosa of the hard and soft palates, buccal mucosa, or upper lip. Soreness, hemorrhage, telangiectasia, or ulceration have been associated with these lesions (Ellis and Auclair 1996). These tumors are slowly progressive salivary gland neoplasms with an apparent survival approaching 80 at 25 years (Evans and Luna 2000). Noteworthy is that since some of these tumors may behave capriciously, the qualifying term low-grade may be deceptive and the term polymorphous adenocarcinoma is preferable (Speight and Barrett 2002).

Advantages And Limitations Of Iontophoresis

Advantages of the iontophoresis technique are accompanied by limitations ofthe procedure, the most obvious being the potential for irritation and pain on application of the electric current. Although the technique is considered safe, increasing the intensity of the applied current can lead to skin irritation, burning, blisters, necrosis, and erythema (Ledger, 1992 Burton, 1995). In addition, iontophoresis is usually restricted to compounds that can be formulated in their ionic form. For ionic compounds, the pH of the skin is not the same in the deeper layers as it is at the surface, and changes (from 4 to 7.3) are encountered during transdermal transport. This may lead to ineffective iontophoresis for some molecules due to the effect of pH on ioni-zation. This phenomenon may be especially relevant for proteins and peptides where charge is an important factor in their delivery and stability. Effective iontophoretic transport of charged species may also be affected by an ioncompetition...

Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome Clinical Summary

Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome most commonly affects infants and children less than 5 years of age and is caused by an exfoliative exotoxin-producing strain of Staphylococcus aureus. Initial presentation includes fever, malaise, and irritability following an upper respiratory infection with pharyngitis or conjunctivitis. Patients develop a diffuse faint erythematous rash that becomes tender to touch. Crusting around the mouth, eyes, and neck is not uncommon. Within 2 to 3 days, the upper layers of epidermis may be easily removed finally flaccid bullae develop with subsequent exfoliation of the skin. In young patients, this exfoliation may involve a large surface area with significant fluid and electrolyte losses. The differential diagnosis includes toxic epidermal necrolysis, exfoliative erythroderma, bullous erythema multiforme, bullous pemphigoid, bullous impetigo, sunburn, acute mercury poisoning, toxic shock syndrome, and epidermolysis bullosa.

Henochschonlein Purpura Clinical Summary

Also known as anaphylactoid purpura, Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) is a systemic vasculitis of small vessels characterized by 2- to 10-mm erythematous hemorrhagic papules in a symmetric, acral distribution usually involving the buttocks and extremities (see Fig. 15.23). It is a disease of children (commonly aged 3-12 years) and young adults. The classic exanthem consists of urticarial wheals, erythematous maculopapules, and larger palpable ecchymotic-looking areas. There is often associated abdominal pain (caused by edema and hemorrhage of the intestinal wall) and arthritis. Mucosal involvement is rare however, edema of the scalp, hands, scrotum, and periorbital tissue is not uncommon. Gastrointestinal symptoms (abdominal pain, occult and gross bleeding, and intussusception) may precede the rash. Renal involvement is the most frequent and serious complication and usually occurs during the first month. It commonly manifests as microscopic hematuria and may progress to...

Autosomal Recessive Disease

ATAXIA-TELANGIECTASIA Syllaba and Hennery first reported three adolescent patients with progressive choreoathetosis and ocular telangiectasia in 1926, but it was not until 1964 that Martin recognized their clinical description as ataxia-telangiectasia (AT). '541 A second report in 1941 by Louis-Bar described a young boy with progressive cerebellar ataxia and extensive cutaneous telangiectasias she identified the syndrome as one of the phakomatoses. y After the 1958 descriptions by Bean, y Boder and Sedgwick,y , 58 and Centerwall and AT is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by a constellation of signs and symptoms associated with progressive cerebellar dysfunction, conjunctival and cutaneous telangiectasias, severe immune deficiencies, premature aging, and a predisposition to cancer. y AT is inherited as a single mendelian locus on chromosome 11q22-23. Recent studies have identified the mutated gene in AT and its identification provides answers to the link between the...

Heterotopic Ossification

Heterotopic ossification (HO) develops esep-cially in patients after TBI and SCI when multipotential connective tissue cells transform to chondroblasts and osteoblasts in the soft tissues, presumably under the influence of locally induced growth factors. The hips, knees, and shoulders are most often affected. Swelling, erythema, and decreasing range of motion are among the first clinical signs. Symptoms develop most often by about 4 weeks after trauma, but may not appear for 3 months. The signs of HO may be missed in patients who are intubated or not alert. A 3-phase technetium 99m labeled methylene-diphosphonate bone scan reveals focal uptake prior to radiographic visualization of bone formation. If HO is suspected from the clinical setting in a less than alert patient, a screening scan may be worthwhile.

Topical Corticosteroids

The choice of a topical steroid involves maximizing benefit and minimizing adverse effects. Many skin conditions benefit greatly from topical steroids. However, local adverse effects of topical steroids are common with regular use over weeks to months. The most common adverse effect of topical steroids is skin atrophy in which the epidermis becomes thin and the superficial capillaries dilate. Epidermal atrophy can be accompanied by hypopigmentation and telangiectasias. If atrophy involves the dermis, striae may occur. Although the epidermal atrophy may be reversible in months, striae are irreversible. When fluorinated steroids (the strongest steroids) are continuously applied to the face, perioral dermatitis, rosacea-like eruptions, and acneiform eruptions can occur.

Dyshidrotic Eczema Pompholyx

Dyshidrotic eczema is a form of dermatitis characterized by a pruritic vesicular eruption on the fingers, palms, and soles (Figs. 33-31). Patients may be affected at any age, with women affected twice as often as men. The condition may be acute, intermittent, or chronic. Eruptions occur with varying severity and can be mild or debilitating. Before the formation of vesicles, patients describe itching or burning of the hands and feet. Small vesicles appear along the lateral aspects of the fingers or feet, palms, and soles. Lesions may persist for weeks and may be accompanied by erythema of the palms and soles.

Tumour typeRecommended margin

The technique is most commonly used for oral and nasal tumours that are not amenable to surgical resection. The prognosis is, however, still guarded and many tumours recur 6-9 months after treatment. Side effects, such as erythema of exposed skin and mucous membranes, alopecia, skin thickening and abnormal hair coloration, may also occur. Owners must therefore be given careful advice before embarking on a treatment programme so that they are fully aware of the possible outcomes.

Clinical features Table 4014

Erythema, urticaria, oedema (head neck air way generalized) Coughing, skin erythema, difficulty with ventilation or loss of a palpable pulse are often the first signs in severe reactions. Cardiovascular collapse, bronchospasm and angio-oedema are the most common clinical features. Reactions involving major involvement of a single physiological system are common, e.g. bradycardia and profound hypotension with no evidence of bronchospasm or angio-oedema. Erythema of the skin may be shortlived or absent because cyanosis from poor tissue perfusion and hypoxaemia may be profound. The awake patient may experience a sense of impending doom, dyspnoea, nausea and vomiting. The differential diagnosis should include anaesthetic drug overdose and other causes of bronchospasm, hypotension or hypoxaemia.

Clinical presentation and diagnosis

The common signs and symptoms (i.e., pain, erythema, and edema) of infection may Presence of at least two manifestations of inffarnmation (purulence or erythema, pain, tenderness, warmth, or induration), but any cellulitis erythema extends no more than 2 cm around the ulcer, and infection is limited to the skin or superficial subcutaneous tissues no other local complications or systemk illness

Clinical Manifestations

Stage I involves the dermatologic system and is diagnosed by the classic rash, erythema chronicum migrans (ECM). Stage II involves the neurological or cardiac system Erythema chronicum migrans (ECM) is pathognomonic for Stage I Lyme borreliosis. The average incubation period is 1 to 3 weeks (range 3 days to 16 weeks). This rash is a diagnostic marker of the dis

Tightfitting and nona bsor bent clothing

A 28-year-old woman with a history of diabetes presents to your clinic complaining of what she calls itching in my private areas. After questioning her, you determine that she has vaginal burning and itching, accompanied by a curd-like discharge. On examination, she has erythema of the labia and a nonodorous discharge.

Corneal Herpetic Infections

Preseptal cellulitis involves the eyelid and periorbital soft tissues and is characterized by acute eyelid erythema and edema. The infection usually occurs in the setting of an upper respiratory tract infection, external ocular infection, or trauma to the eyelids. Patients may have a mild fever and tend to complain of epiphora, conjunctivitis, and localized tenderness. However, the signs of orbital cellulitis are generally absent, unless a preseptal cellulitis evolves into an orbital cellulitis. Treatment is initiated empirically in most cases with cefuroxime, ceftriaxone, or nafcillin.

Arteriovenous Malformations

Vascular malformations are congenital in origin. They are classified into several subtypes according to the predominant vasculature. The most common type is venous angiomas, which are composed of anomalous veins without any direct feeding artery. The next most common is telangiectasia, usually found deep within the brain, particularly in the brain stem. It is composed of vessels morphologically resembling capillaries but slightly larger and often found at necropsy. Another less common vascular abnormality, which also rarely causes symptoms, is the venous varix. Two other common symptomatic angiomas are AVMs and cavernous angiomas. , y , y AVMs are composed of clusters of abnormal arteries and veins of varying size, without intervening capillaries. Some cavernous angiomas are familial. Patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasias (Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome) have a higher than normal incidence of vascular malformations.

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Arteriovenous malformations are the most dangerous cerebral vascular malformation. They are congenital, sporadic developmental vascular lesions, with an estimated overall incidence of 0.1 the incidence is higher in people with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (i.e., Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome). The majority of these lesions are supratentorial.

Streptococcal Diseases

Group A streptococci are responsible for two striking postinfectious conditions The first is acute rheumatic fever, which follows streptococcal pharyngitis after 2 to 3 weeks. Rheumatic fever can include one or more of the following carditis (pericarditis, myocarditis, and or endocarditis) migratory, nondeform-ing arthritis chorea subcutaneous, fibrous nodules and erythema marginatum. The second postinfectious condition is acute glomerulonephritis, a usually temporary form of renal failure.

Physical Appearance

Cyanosis and clubbing are intense when the fistulous shunt is large,41,53 but anemia caused by bleeding telangiectasia can virtually abolish the cyanosis, although clubbing persists.41,43,53 Cyanosis is absent when systemic arteries rather than pulmonary arteries feed the fistu-lae.53,62

Syndromes of Lesions Involving Peripheral Branches of Cranial Nerve V

Various pathological processes including tumors, aneurysms, infarctions, trauma, and infections can damage the ophthalmic division of the trigeminal nerve. y Superior orbital fissure involvement is characterized by numbness, paresthesias, or pain in the distribution of V1 and within the orbit, Horner's syndrome, and ophthalmoparesis. Involvement of the optic nerve suggests extension into the orbital apex. If, on funduscopic examination, there is evidence of venous congestion, cavernous sinus thrombosis is likely. Cavernous sinus thrombosis is almost always caused by spread of an infection from the face, nose, or mouth. Patients may initially complain of fever, malaise, and frontal headache, but they subsequently develop proptosis, ptosis, ophthalmoparesis, and vasocongestion. Initially the CSF test result may be normal, but findings characteristic of meningitis may occur if treatment is delayed. Mortality is linked to spread of bacteria to the meninges, which warrants early and...

Alteration to surrounding tissue

Pincer Toenail Home Treatment

In distinction to tennis toe, jogger's toe tends to involve the third, fourth and fifth toes, apparently due to the constant pounding of the foot on the running surface. The process begins with erythema, oedema and onycholysis or subungual haemorrhage. Throbbing pain often accompanies this condition. Secondary infection resulting in cellulitis and abscess formation may be a rare complication.

Clinical Features and Associated Findings

The differential diagnosis of measles includes illnesses associated with fever and an erythematous maculopapular rash such as scarlet fever, rubella, meningococcemia, Kawasaki's disease, toxic shock syndrome, and erythema multiforme due to a hypersensitivity to medications. y , y During the viremia of measles infection, measles virus can be isolated from peripheral blood mononuclear cells. y The clinical diagnosis, however, is more typically based on the presence or a history of the characteristic findings of fever, an erythematous maculopapular rash demonstrating a cephalocaudal spread, coryza, cough, conjunctivitis, and Koplik's spots. Laboratory results that support a diagnosis of measles are the detection of measles IgM and a fourfold increase in measles IgG between acute and convalescent sera. y The diagnosis of postmeasles encephalomyelitis is based on the occurrence of encephalitis within 2 weeks of the rash of measles associated with a recurrence of...

Diseases Of Connective Tissue And Joints

Mediated diseases of the connective tissue (systemic lupus erythematosus SLE , scleroderma, polyarteritis nodosa, rheumatic fever, ankylosing spondylitis, and Reiter's syndrome) are discussed. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus SLE The dorsum of the hands may also show skin tightening and the development of flexion contractures ofthe inter-phalangeal (I-P) joints (claw hand). Focal areas of skin necrosis may be seen on the fingertips (rat-bite necrosis) (82). Loss of one or more of the distal phalanges may ensue. Telangiectasia is frequently seen in the skin of the face and the limbs (109). Patients with scleroderma commonly have pulmonary hypertension, symptomatic pericarditis in 15 of cases (110), and depressed left ventricular function in less than 5 of cases (111). Patients with dermatomyositis develop a dusky heliotrope eruption in the periorbital areas and may have facial fold erythema (112). Violaceous papules are seen over the knuckles (Gottron'spapules), which are virtually...

Chronic paronychia is not a primary infection Chronic paronychia of the hands is typically intiated by frequent

Retracting Nail Fold

Clinically, the proximal and lateral nail folds show erythema and swelling. The cuticle is lost and the ventral portion of the proximal nail fold becomes separated from the nail plate. This newly formed space has an important additional role in maintaining and aggravating chronic paronychia it becomes a receptacle for microorganisms and environmental particles that potentiate the chronic inflammation. With time the nail fold retracts and becomes thickened and rounded.

Inspect the Penis and Scrotum

Human Penis Yeast Infections

Balanitis is inflammation of the glans penis. It is most often caused by Candida infection and is found mostly in uncircumcised men. The warmth and moisture in this area facilitate the growth of the yeast organisms. The infection begins as flat erythema on the inner side of the foreskin and glans. Pustules develop that break open and leave a moist, bright red, eroded surface. If the infection involves the glans and foreskin, the term balanoposthitis is used. Figure 18-17 shows Candida balanitis. Notice the erosions on the distal shaft and glans penis. The foreskin has been retracted.

Hypocomplementemic Urticarial Vasculitis Syndrome

Hypocomplementemic cutaneous vasculitis is an acquired form of deficiency that leads to chronic decreases in complement components C1, C2, C4, and C3. The syndrome is now called hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis syndrome (HUVS) but in the past was identified as SLE-related syndrome, hypocomplementemic cutaneous vasculitis, chronic hypocomplementemic cutaneous vasculitis, or hypocomplementemic vasculitis urticaria syndrome. Patients with this syndrome have several distinct clinical features similar to those of SLE but do not fulfill the SLE diagnostic criteria (74-93). The typical patient is a young female with chronic rash, angioedema, and arthralgias. In clinical and serologic studie of 47 patients (37 females, 6 males, 4 sex not reported) with SLE-related syndrome, two patients developed pseudotumor cerebri (80, 89). The rash, which is the most characteristic and prominent feature of the syndrome, was initially called erythema multiforme-like because of the presence of...

Clinicopathologic Correlations


Acute multiple ulcers that are preceded by or associated with vesicles may have infective or immunologic causes. Primary herpes simplex, herpes zoster, coxsackievirus, and HIV are causative infective agents. Allergic stomatitis, benign mucous membrane pemphigoid, pemphigus vulgaris, Behcet's disease, and erythema multiforme are common immunologic causes. Radiation therapy or chemotherapy may predispose an individual to the development of acute multiple ulcers. Herpetic gingivostomatitis is infection of the gums and oral mucosa by herpes simplex virus. Small vesicles form on the oral mucous membrane and rapidly break down into painful ulcers on an intensely erythematous base. Figure 12-55 depicts herpetic gingivostomatitis the multiple erosions and marginal gingivitis are apparent. Figure 12-56 shows herpetic lesions on the palate with ulceration.

Notion Of Bucco-dental Superinfections

The anticandida properties of Zataria multiflora essential oil and its active components (thymol, carvacrol, and eugenol) were demonstrated in vitro by Mahmoudabadi et al. (2006). A randomized, clinical trial was conducted using 86 patients with acute vaginal candidiasis. They were treated with a cream containing 0.1 Zataria multiflora essential oil or 1 clotrimazole once daily for 7 days. Statistically significant decreases in vulvar pruritis (80.9 ), vaginal pruritis (65.5 ), vaginal burning (73.95), urinary burning (100 ), and vaginal secretions (90 ) were obtained by the essential oil treatment as compared to the clotrimazole treatment of 73.91 , 56.7 , 82.1 , 100 , and 70 , respectively. In addition, the Zataria multiflora cream reduced erythema and satellite vulvar lesions in 100 of patients, vaginal edema in 100 , vaginal edema in 83.3 , and vulvo-vaginal excoriation and fissures in 92 . The corresponding results for clotrimazole were 100 , 100 , 76 , and 88 . In terms of...

The Written Physical Examination

Left Lower Abdominal Tenderness

Musculoskeletal Distal interphalangeal joint enlargement on both hands, causing pain on making a fist, L R no tenderness or erythema present proximal joints normal neck, arms, hips, knees, and ankles with full range of active and passive motion muscles appear symmetric mild kyphosis present.

Clinical Manifestations Of Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis Arthritis

Erythema nodosum, a syndrome of inflammatory cutaneous nodules frequently found on the extensor surfaces of the lower extremities, occurs in about two-thirds of patients and is strikingly associated with early arthritis. Lofgren's syndrome involves a triad of hilar lymphadenopathy, erythema nodosum, and arthritis. The late form of arthritis occurs at least 6 months after the onset of sarcoidosis, and is generally less dramatic than the early form. The knees are the most common joints to be involved, followed by the ankles. Monarthri-tis can occur in the late form of arthritis, and erythema nodosum is not commonly noted.

Oral Herpes Simplex Virus Cold Sores Clinical Summary

Oral herpes simplex may present acutely as a primary gingivostomatitis or as a recurrence. Painful vesicular eruptions on the oral mucosa, tongue, palate, vermilion borders, and gingiva are highly characteristic. A 2- to 3-day prodromal period of malaise, fever, and cervical adenopathy is common. The vesicular lesions rupture to form a tender ulcer with yellow crusting and an erythematous margin. Pain may be severe enough to cause drooling and odynophagia, which can discourage eating and drinking, particularly in children. The disease tends to run its course in a 7- to 10-day period with nonscarring resolution of the lesions. Recurrent herpes labialis may present with an aura of burning, itching, or tingling prior to vesicle formation. Oral trauma, sunburn, stress, and any variety of febrile illnesses can precipitate this condition. Oral erythema multiforme or Stevens-Johnson syndrome,

Pathology of Head and Neck Tumors

Squamous Cell Carcinoma The Tongue

Leukoplakia is a whiter patch on the oral mucosa which cannot be scraped off nor can it be attributed to any other disease entity. Histologically, it is represented by hyperkeratosis with acanthosis with or without dysplasia. Erythroplakia is a red, velvety mucosal patch that represents epithelial atrophy, inflammation and subepithelial telangiectasia. Ery-throplakia or erythroleukoplakia (speckled white and red patches) confer a greater risk of being associated with dysplasia with 91 percent being in situ or invasive SCC.2,3 Proliferative verrucous leukoplakia (PVL) is an idiopathic condition occurring typically in the oral mucosa of elderly women which pursues a recurrent and progressive clinical course. Histo-logically, it appears with innocuous hyperkeratosis of the squamous epithelium and progresses to verru-cous hyperplasia and dysplasia with the ultimate development of verrucous or conventional SCC over a protracted period of time.4 This has led some to advocate that verrucous...

Endocrine And Metabolic Diseases

Acute Acromegaly

Patients with hyperthyroidism are often detected by looking at the face. There may be lid lag, exophthalmos, ophthalmoplegia, and temporal muscle wasting. Other features include palmar erythema, warm moist palms, fine tremor of the outstretched hands, proximal myopathy, pretibial myxedema, and an enlarged thyroid (Fig. 9). The patient may appear restless and show evidence of weight loss by wearing loose-fitting clothes.

Mastoiditis Clinical Summary

Patients present with fever, chills, postauricular ear pain, and frequently discharge from the external auditory canal. Patients may have tenderness, erythema, swelling, and fluctuance over the mastoid process proptosis of the pinna erythema of the posterior-superior external auditory canal wall and purulent otorrhea through a tympanic membrane perforation.

Angular Cheilitis Early Hiv Symptom

Hiv Simptom Photos

A common oral manifestation of HIV infection is angular cheilitis, also known as perleche. This painful condition is characterized by macerated, fissured, eroded, encrusted, whitish (occasionally erythematous) lesions in the corners of the mouth. Accumulations of saliva gather in the skin folds and are subsequently colonized by yeast organisms such as C. albicans. Angular cheilitis may be associated with intraoral candidiasis. Angular cheilitis may also Figures 12-26 and 12-33 show patients with oral candidiasis, another extremely common condition associated with HIV infection. Oral candidiasis is characterized by chronic severe pain in the throat that worsens on swallowing or eating. The curdlike white plaques are soft and friable and can easily be wiped off, leaving an area of intensely erythematous mucosa. Erythema multiforme Single lesion 0.5-2 cm in diameter that is first maculopapular but then ulcerates and has an area of erythema at its border lesions usually on movable mucosal...

The clinical manifestations of atopic dermatitis

Atopic Dermatitis Children

The term atopic dermatitis was introduced by Wise and Sulzberger in 1933 as a skin disease characterized by dry skin, pruritus, and chronic relapsing erythematous lesions.1 The name 'atopy' comes from the Greek meaning 'wrongly placed'. Coca et al had introduced the term atopy to describe a hereditary disorder different from anaphylaxis which was clinically characterized by hay fever and bronchial asthma. The disorder was further characterised by a tendency different from normal subjects, i.e. to become sensitized to environmental factors.2 In 1967 Ishizaka et al3 and Johansson4 showed that IgE antibodies were characteristic of the atopic condition. skin is pruritic and erythematous patches can be seen covered with crusts, which are often secondarily infected (Figure 1.2). Because the rash is scaly and crusted and resembles burnt milk the disease has also been called milk scale. The rash can also develop on the extensor surfaces of the extremities and on the trunk (Figure 1.3)....

Clinical Presentation and Diagnosis of Other Types of Psoriasis

Generalizedpustular psoriasis is characterized by disseminated deep-red erythematous areas and pustules, which may merge to become lakes of pus. Erythrodermicpsoriasis is a generalized, life-threatening condition that presents with erythema, desquamation, and edema, and may require life support measures as well as systemic therapy.

Aphthous Ulcers Canker Sores Clinical Summary

Aphthous ulcers are shallow painful mucosal ulcers of 1 to 15 mm. A prodromal burning sensation may be noted 2 to 48 hours before an ulcer is noted. The initial lesion is a small white papule that ulcerates and enlarges over 48 to 72 hours. Lesions are typically round or ovoid with a raised yellow border and surrounding erythema. Multiple aphthous ulcers may occur on the lips, tongue, buccal mucosa, floor of the mouth, or soft palate. Spontaneous healing occurs in 7 to 10 days without scarring. The exact etiology is unknown. Deficiencies of vitamin B12, folic acid, and iron as well as viruses have been implicated. Stress, local trauma, and immunocompromised states have all been cited as possible precipitators. Primary or recurrent herpetic oral lesions may present with an almost identical prodrome and similar appearance. Herpetic lesions, unlike aphthous ones, tend to occur on the gingiva, hard palate, and vermilion border. Oral erythema multiforme may also present similarly to...

Patient Encounter 1

The health care professional is faced with a difficult task when approaching a patient who claims a history of penicillin allergy. While as many as 12 of hospital patients state they have an allergy to penicillin, about 90 will have negative skins tests.10 Table 54-4 shows the traditional protocol for penicillin skin testing.11 This test only evaluates IgE-mediated reactions. A patient with a history of other serious reactions such as erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, or toxic epidermal necrolysis should not receive penicillins and should not be tested. angle yenily tenting the skin in an upward motion Interpret skin responses after 15 minutes A wheal at least 2x2 mm with erythema is considered positive If the prick tost is nonreactive, proceed to the intradermal test if the histamine control is nonreactive, the test considered uninterruptible

Directed Neurological Examination

The examiner may recognize sudomotor failure by noting a dryness of the skin and a lack of resistance to gentle stroking with the fingerpads or to a tuning fork run over the skin. Sudomotor failure may take the form of an isolated generalized anhidrosis or a diffuse autonomic failure with other associated findings. A search should be made for localized increases in or absence of sweating and for asymmetrical patterns of skin temperature or color. In patients with disturbances of autonomic innervation of the face, the physician may note gustatory sweating, flushing, and facial anhidrosis. Acral vasomotor changes that may be observed include acrocyanosis, pallor, mottling, livedo reticularis, or erythema. y Skin temperature changes can be assessed by palpation. Other findings to be noted include atrophic skin changes, alopecia, hypertrichosis, nail thickening, skin decoloration or deformation, and Charcot's joints. Allodynia and hyperalgesia are components of a complex regional pain...

Patient Encounter Part 4

UVB with calcipotriol.18 UVB with tazarotene (a retinoid) may be synergistic the effect of each agent seems to be enhanced when used together. However, all retinoids can cause skin thinning, which may allow for easier burning to occur. The erythema induction threshold is lowered by about 25 .18 Therefore, doses of UVB should be teractions with its cell surface receptors. ' This agent is useful for chronic moderate to severe plaque psoriasis and for psoriatic arthritis. Dosing in psoriasis is different from its other indications (rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis).6 The approved regimen in psoriasis is 50 mg subcutaneously twice weekly for the first 12 weeks followed by 50 mg weekly thereafter, dosing being continuous.6 In clinical trials, 49 of patients given 50 mg subcutaneously twice weekly achieved a 75 improvement in PASI by 12 weeks.1 ,41 Clinical responses continue to improve with longer treatment,6,41 but some patients will show a...

Cranial and Spinal Subdural Empyema

A progressive disturbance of consciousness occurs as the subdural empyema produces a mass effect that results in increased ICP. Focal neurological deficits are present in 80 to 90 percent of patients and are caused by mass effect from the subdural collection of fluid and to cortical vein thrombophlebitis. Periorbital edema and erythema may be present in patients with a subdural empyema originating from the frontal sinus. y , y Seizures, which are typically focal, occur in 30 to 60 percent of patients. y Infants with subdural empyemas usually have an increase in their head size, a bulging fontanel, irritability, poor feeding followed by hemiparesis, convulsions, stupor, and coma. y A spinal subdural empyema presents as fever with signs of rapidly progressive spinal cord compression. Backache may be present, but it is not as characteristic of the presentation of a spinal subdural empyema as it is of the presentation of spinal epidural abscess.

Emergency Department Treatment and Disposition

Dogs Rabies Bite

All sutured bite wounds should be reevaluated by a health-care provider within 24 hours. Closed wounds which appear infected (exudate, erythema) on reevaluation should be opened, irrigated, and allowed to close by secondary intention. Cyanoacrylate adhesives should never be used to close a bite wound. started with broad-spectrum antibiotics such as ampicillin-sulbactam, cefoxitin, or ceftriaxone. Alternatively, ciprofloxacin (or trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole in children) and clindamycin can be used. Infection by P multocida classically becomes apparent within 24 hours of the bite and is marked by prominent pain, erythema, and swelling. Amoxicillin-clavulanate is the suggested regimen to cover polymicrobial infections and infections caused by P multocida or C canimorsus . Cultures are not recommended for initial treatment. However, cultures should be obtained in purulent wounds or any wound worsening during antibiotic therapy. Tetanus immunization status should be determined and...

Clinical Course of Radiation Therapy

Radiation-induced acute mucositis of the lateral aspect of the oral tongue. Note the erythema and the more pale area of fibrinous exudate. Figure 21-16. Radiation-induced acute mucositis of the lateral aspect of the oral tongue. Note the erythema and the more pale area of fibrinous exudate.

Generalized Exfoliative Dermatitis

Exfoliative Dermatitis

Exfoliative dermatitis, also known as erythroderma, is an uncommon but serious skin disorder defined as erythema and scale covering over 90 of the body surface area (Fig. 33-34). The four most common causes of erythroderma are psoriasis, AD, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL), and drug reactions. More than 60 drugs have been implicated in cases of exfoliative dermatitis more often allopurinol, beta-lactam antibiotics, antiseizure medications, and sulfa drugs. More than half of patients will have a known underlying skin disease, but in up to 25 an etiology may never be determined and is termed idiopathic erythroderma. The majority of patients are adults over age 40.

LIIRII agonist medical castrations or surgical aie equivalent

The most frequently reported adverse reactions were injection-site reactions, including pain (28 ), erythema (17 ), swelling (6 ), induration (4 ), and nodule (3 ). Most were transient and mild to moderate, leading to discontinuation in less than 1 of study subjects. Other adverse effects included elevations in lever function tests, which occurred in approximately 10 of study subjects. Like other methods of androgen deprivation therapy, osteoporosis may develop and calcium and vitamin D supplementation should be considered.

The Prevention And Management Of Pressure Sores

Degree Tilt Pressure Care Pictures

Incontinence of urine can contribute to maceration of the skin and thus increase the risk of friction. Constant washing removes natural body oils, drying the skin. In a pressure sore prevalence survey of Greater Glasgow, Jordan and Clark (1977) found 15.5 of patients with pressure sores to be incontinent of urine and 39.7 to have faecal incontinence. Schnelle et al. (1997) found incontinence to be related to blanching erythema, an early indicator of pressure damage. Factors that may be associated with urinary incontinence include the use of diuretics or sedatives. Diarrhoea may cause incontinence in the elderly or immobile patient. It is a side-effect found with the use of some antibiotics. II. Identify the condition of the skin dryness, cracking, erythema, maceration, fragility, heat and induration (C). skin status should be identified - dryness, fragility, erythema, areas of maceration are all vulnerable to tissue damage Grade I Non-blanchable erythema of intact skin, heralding skin...

Skin Disorders And Clinical Trial Methods Adapting Study Design To Setting And Disease

For quite different reasons, there are also common skin conditions where randomised clinical trials have been rarely performed. These conditions include several varieties of eczematous dermatitis (e.g., nummular eczema), psoriasis (e.g., guttate psoriasis) and urticaria (e.g., pressure urticaria), a number of exanthematic reactions (e.g., pytiriasis rosea), rosacea, and common There are indications that many score systems employed in dermatology lack the basic requirements for reliability and validity. Even a simple measure such as the approximate percentage of area involved in a skin disease is prone to wide inter- and intra-observer variations if the evaluation methods are not clearly specified.22 In spite of their lacking basic requirements, a large number of different scales have been developed for such common disorders as psoriasis or atopic dermatitis (Table 14.2). One example is the 'Psoriasis Area Severity Index' (PASI).10 This index is obtained by summing up the scores...

BRM other agents Can also consider BRM earlier even as first line bul costly

Be more susceptible due to their increased skin surface body mass ratio.16 Topical corticosteroids may also cause striae, skin atrophy, acne, telangiectasias, and rosacea.2'10'16 Atrophy can result in thin, fragile, easily lacerated skin. Striae are caused by tearing of dermal connective tissue and are irreversible.16 Due to their significant adverse-effect profile, it has been recommended that no topical corticosteroid be used regularly for more than 4 weeks without review and reassessment. Vitamin D analogues (calcipotriol, calcitriol, and tacalcitol) are also frequently selected as initial pharmacotherapy in the management of mild to moderate psoriasis. These inhibit keratinocyte differentiation and proliferation and may be anti-inflam-matory2 Unlike corticosteroids, tachyphylaxis does not occur with prolonged use. Clearance of lesions should occur after 4 to 6 weeks of treatment. Lack of response by 8 weeks indicates treatment failure.2 These analogues may cause skin irritation...

Pharmacologic Treatment

Contraindications include active Paget's disease of bone, metastatic cancer in the skeleton, history of skeletal irradiation, and children with open epiphyses. The adverse reactions associated with teriparatide are nausea, headache, dizziness, leg cramps, swelling, pain, weakness, erythema around the injection site, and elevation of serum calcium. There is a concern regarding osteosarcoma due to evidence showing that rodents, exposed to prolonged high doses of teriparatide, developed osteosarcoma. Therefore teriparatide should be discontinued after 2 years of treatment. After that, bisphosphonate therapy should be initiated to maintain its results.

Evaluation Guidelines Table173

Metabolic disorders (e.g., lipid, mitochondrial and storage disorders, Refsum's and Wilson's diseases, hypothyroidism) should be excluded in early-onset chronic progressive ataxia and in adult-onset forms of the disorder, which are not dominantly inherited. Lipids, vitamin E, lactate, very long-chain fatty acids, adrenocorticotropic hormone (in males), phytanic acid, ceruloplasmin, and thyroxine should be analyzed. Alpha-fetoprotein is increased and immunoglobulins are decreased in ataxia-telangiectasia. A muscle biopsy should be performed in cases of suspected mitochondrial myopathy. Poisoning or drug intoxication has to be excluded. Anemia, macrocytosis, and raised gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase suggest alcoholic cerebellar degeneration. In children, neuroblastoma may be associated with paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration leading to opsoclonus. Urinary catecholamine levels are increased. Diabetes mellitus should be excluded in Friedreich's ataxia. Genetic testing is available for...

Ancyclostoma Brazillienses Force Out Of The Skin

Digital Sclerosis

Scleroderma, or progressive systemic sclerosis, is a chronic multisystem disease manifested by thickening of the skin and varying degrees of organ involvement. There is a broad spectrum of disease manifestations of scleroderma, ranging from limited skin lesions associated with calcinosis, Raynaud's phenomenon, esophageal motility problems, sclerodactyly, and telangiectasia (CREST variant) to full encasement of the body by diffuse sclerosis. Calcification of the soft tissues can produce a stony-hard tissue and can range from a small area of involvement to Figure 20-77 Calcinosis, Raynaud's phenomenon, esophageal motility problems, sclerodactyly, and telangiectasia (CREST) syndrome. A, Telangiectases of the fingertips. B, Calcinosis cutis of the heel. Figure 20-77 Calcinosis, Raynaud's phenomenon, esophageal motility problems, sclerodactyly, and telangiectasia (CREST) syndrome. A, Telangiectases of the fingertips. B, Calcinosis cutis of the heel. Cutaneous larva migrans is caused by...

Other Forms of Vaginitis

Image Dried Seminal Stain

Aerobic vaginitis is characterized by purulent vaginal discharge with a dominant abnormal aerobic flora. Patients experience a foul-smelling nonfishy discharge, and examination may reveal erythema, inflammation, and ulcers of the posterior fornix. Although culture is the gold standard, the diagnosis is usually one of exclusion, with pH greater than 6.0, white blood cells (WBCs) on microscopy, and absence

Pharyngitis Clinical Summary

Patients with bacterial and especially GABHS pharyngitis present with an acute onset of sore throat, fever and frequently with nausea, vomiting, headache, and abdominal cramping. They may have a mild to moderate fever, an erythematous posterior pharynx and palatine tonsils, tender cervical lymphadenopathy, and palatal petechiae. Classically, the tonsils have a white or yellow exudate with debris in the crypts however, many patients may not have exudate on examination. Viral pharyngitis is typically more benign, with a gradual onset, lower temperature, and less impressive erythema and swelling of the pharynx. Except for infectious mononucleosis, which can take weeks to resolve, most cases of viral pharyngitis are self-limited, with spontaneous resolution in a matter of days. Lingual and adenoid tonsillitis may also be present.

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Impetigo Penis And Testicles

ERYTHEMA TOXICUM NEONATORUM CLINICAL SUMMARY Erythema toxicum neonatorum is a benign, self-limited eruption of unknown etiology that occurs in up to 70 of term newborns characterized by discrete, small, erythematous macules or patches up to 2 to 3 cm in diameter with 1- to 3-mm firm pale yellow or white papules or pustules in the center. The trunk is predominantly involved. This rash usually presents within the first 24 to 72 hours of life. The distinctive feature of erythema toxicum is its evanescence or disappearance with each individual lesion usually disappearing within 2 or 3 days. New lesions may occur during the first 2 weeks of life. The neonate should appear well and lack any systemic signs of illness other than occasional peripheral eosinophilia. Wright-stained slide preparations of the scraping from the center of the lesion demonstrate numerous eosinophils. The differential diagnosis includes transient neonatal pustular melanosis, newborn milia, miliaria, neonatal herpes...

Reviews And Selected Updates

Boder E, Sedgwick RP Ataxia-telangiectasia. A familial syndrome of progressive cerebellar ataxia, oculocutaneous telangiectasia and frequent pulmonary infection. Pediatrics i958 2i 526-554 58. Boder E, Sedgwick RP Ataxia-telangiectasia dermatological aspects. Trans Los Angeles Dermatol Soc Arch Dermatol i958 78 402-40 59. Centerwall WR, Miller MM Ataxia, telangiectasia, and sinopulmonary infections. A syndrome of slowly progressive deterioration in childhood. Am j Dis Child i958 95 385-396 60. Sedgwick RP, Boder E Ataxia-telangiectasia. In Jong JMBV de (ed) Hereditary Neuropathies and Spinocerebellar Atrophies. Handbook of Clinical Neurology, Vol 60. Amsterdam, Elsevier Science, i99i, pp 347- 423. 61. Savitsky K, Bar-Shira A, Gilad S, et al A single ataxia telangiectasia gene with a product similar to Pl-3 kinase. Science i995 268 i749- 1753

Hypokinetic Movement Disorders

Pale bodies are composed of neurofilament interspersed with vacuolar granules. Besides the substantia nigra, they are also present in the basal ganglia, cortex, brain stem, and spinal cord. Although characteristic of PD, Lewy bodies are also seen in Alzheimer's disease, Hallervorden-Spatz disease (HSD), ataxia-telangiectasia, and, rarely, in patients without clinical neurological disease. y

Congenital Pulmonary Arteriovenous Fistula

Fistula Abscess

In 1865, Babington called attention to familial epistaxis,7 and in 1876 Legg described recurrent epistaxes and cutaneous telangiectasia in three generations.72 Twenty years later, Rendu published his classic description of familial epistaxes and telangiectasia (cutaneous angiomatas) of the nose, cheeks, and upper lip.99 In 1901, Osler reported On a family form of recurring epistaxis associated with multiple telangiectases of the skin and mucous membranes, 32,88 and in 1907, Weber reported on Multiple hereditary developmental angiomata (telangiectases) of the skin and mucous membranes associated with recurring haemor-rhages. 131 In 1909, Hanes referred to the disorder as hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia,51,53 but the eponym Rendu-Osler-Weber remains in use with no consensus on Right pulmonary arteriogram from a 50-year-old woman with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia and multiple pulmonary arteriovenous fistulae. Afferent (Aff.) and efferent (Eff.) vascular channels enter and...

Ulcerative Colitis and Crohns Disease General Aspects

Families with multiple instances of IBD show an intermingling of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Both diseases share the same epidemiological and demographic features. They also share many symptoms (abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, rectal bleeding), local complications (hemorrhage, perforation, toxic dilatation of the colon), and systemic complications (erythema nodosum, pyoderma gangrenosum, arthritis, liver disease, kidney stones).

Stress Fractures of the Femoral Neck

On physical exam, there may be a focal area of increased tenderness, erythema, warmth, and swelling. A region of periosteal thickening may be palpable. Physical exam reveals pain at extreme ranges of external and internal rotation, and there may also be painful limitation of internal rotation of the hip. Special tests, such as the single-leg hop test, reproduces symptoms.

Treatment Options

Frozen Shoulder Scar

Surgical treatment of rotator cuff tendonitis or tears starts with a thorough diagnostic arthroscopy of the entire glenohumeral joint. With visualization of the glenohumeral joint from the posterior portal, a standard anterosuperior portal is placed within the rotator interval to allow outflow and instrumentation. The subscapularis insertion is evaluated in various degrees of arm rotation, with particular attention paid to its confluence with the glenohumeral ligament complex comprising the biceps sling. The biceps tendon is pulled into the joint and inspected for erythema or fraying, indicative of biceps tendonitis (Fig. 25-2A), or a torn biceps sling (Fig. 25-2B), which may suggest the need for a biceps tenodesis or tenotomy. The articular side of the supraspinatus is carefully inspected with the arm abducted, externally rotated, and forward elevated. The rotator cuff cable is identified (see Fig. 25-1), and an absorbable monofilament suture is passed through a spinal needle to mark...

External Examination Inspect the Nose

Rhinophyma is a common condition in which there is prominent hypertrophy of the sebaceous glands of the nose with overgrowth of the soft tissue. This condition is more common in men than in women. The patient pictured in Figure 11-20 also has acne rosacea, which is a common associated condition consisting of papules, pustules, and erythema of the face. The cause is unknown. The rash is worsened by hot drinks, highly spiced food, and alcohol.

Cellulitis Clinical Summary

Cellulitis, an infection of the skin or subcutaneous tissues, is common. The characteristic findings are erythema with poorly defined borders, edema, warmth, pain, and limitation of movement. Fever and constitutional symptoms may be present and are commonly associated with bacteremia. Predisposing factors include trauma, lymphatic or venous stasis, immunodeficiency (including diabetes mellitus), and foreign bodies. Common etiologic organisms include group A 13-hemolytic Streptococcus and Staphylococcus aureus in nonintertriginous skin, and gram-negative organisms or mixed flora in intertriginous skin and ulcerations. In immunocompromised hosts, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella species, Enterobacter species, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa are common agents. In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the incidence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant S aureus (CA-MRSA), particularly in cellulitis associated with a cutaneous abscess. The differential diagnosis includes deep...

Arthritis of Systemic Disease

B19 is responsible for erythema infectiosum and can also cause polyarthritis, especially in the hands, knees, and ankles. HIV infection sometimes causes symmetric polyarthritis, spondy-litis, or acute oligoarthritis. Hepatitis B and C can cause acute symmetric polyarthritis in large and small joints. Inflammation in a few large joints and back pain are among the earliest symptoms of infective endocarditis in about 25 of patients with this disorder (Totemchokchyakarn and Ball, 1996). Lyme arthritis caused by Borrelia burgdorferi can cause migratory monoarthritis or oligoarthritis in the knees or shoulders weeks to months after the rash of erythema chron-icum migrans has developed. Poorly controlled diabetes (affecting foot, ankle, and knee), hyperthyroidism (affecting fingers and toes), hypothyroidism (causing noninflammatory effusions in knees, wrists, and hands), and parathyroid disease (causing chondrocalcinosis) are all endocrine disorders that can cause arthritis.

Differential Diagnosis

Patients usually present with hemiscrotal pain which is acute and severe. The differential diagnosis of scrotal pain includes torsion of appendix testis, epididymi-tis, and epididymoorchitis. Torsion of the appendix may present with a tender nodule and a bluish black spot (blue dot) on the upper pole of the testicle, epididymitis with localized tenderness of the epididymis, and edematous scrotal skin like orange peel and a normal testicle. Epididymoorchitis is characterized by scrotal and testicular pain, tenderness, edema, and erythema 50, 64 .

The Inflammatory Response

Meability and influx of phagocytic cells (Fig. 24.1). Vasodilatation occurs as the vessels constrict, resulting in engorgement of the capillary network, causing tissue redness or erythema and increased tissue temperature, whilst increased capillary permeability enables influx of fluid and cells from the capillaries into the tissue. The accumulating fluid exudate has a high protein content and its accumulation contributes to the tissue swelling (oedema). The increased capillary permeability also helps migration of leucocytes into the tissues, particularly phagocytes. Movement of phagocytic cells involves a complex series of events, including margination or adherence of cells to the endothelial cell wall, extravasation or movement of the cells between the capillary cell walls into the tissue, and chemotaxis, the migration of the cells through the tissue to the site of inflammation. The process of white cell margination is a carefully regulated process involving molecules termed adhesion...

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Typical signs and symptoms of osteomyelitis include local pain and tenderness over the affected bone, as well as inflammation, erythema, edema, and decreased range of motion. Patients with acute hematogenous osteomyelitis may also present with fever, chills, and malaise.

Pharmacologic Therapy

Cures for nodular BCC.65 Imiquimod has also been shown to be an effective treatment for SCC in situ in a placebo-controlled trial, 11 of 15 lesions resolved versus 0 in the placebo-treated group.66 The most common side effects of both 5-fluorouracil and imiquimod are erythema, itching, pain, and crusting that are mild to moderate. Finally, intralesional injection of interferon-a2b three times weekly for 3 weeks has been used to treat BCC, with cure rates up to 97 67

Patient Encounter 1 Part 1 Cellulitis

A 56-year-old male presents to the emergency department with complaints of right lower leg pain and redness. Examining his leg, you notice that he has erythema and edema extending from his ankle to proximal tibia. The area feels warm. The patient states that the redness started approximately 2 days ago. He has felt feverish over the previous 48 hours but did not check his temperature. He has had no other symptoms. He states that he bumped his shin on the bed frame last week and sustained a bruise but no apparent breaks in the skin. His vital signs at the clinic reveal a temperature of 38.3 C (100.9 F), pulse 110 bpm, blood pressure 110 72 mm Hg, and respiratory rate 25 breaths per minute. The physician diagnoses this patient with cellulitis.

Outcome evaluation

The clinician should consistently follow-up postoperative patients and screen for any sign of SSI. According to CDC criteria, SSI may appear up to 30 days after an operation and up to 1 year if a prosthesis is implanted 5 This period often extends beyond hospitalization so patients should be educated on warning signs of SSI and be encouraged to contact a clinician immediately if necessary. The presence of fever or leukocytosis in the immediate postoperative period does not constitute SSI and should resolve with proper patient care. Distal infections, such as pneumonia, are not considered SSIs even if these infections occur in the 30-day period. The appearance of the surgical site should be checked regularly and changes should be documented (e.g., erythema, drainage, or pus). The presence of pus or other signs suggestive of SSI must be treated accordingly. Any wound requiring incision and drainage is considered an SSI regardless of appearance. Prompt cultures should be collected and...

Description of Lesions

Esquema Paisatge Les Coves

Erythema nodosum It is not essential for the examiner to make a definitive diagnosis of all skin disease. A careful description of the lesion, the pattern of distribution, and the arrangement of the lesion often points to a group of related disease states with similar manifesting dermatologic signs (e.g., confluent macular rashes, bullous diseases, grouped vesicles, papular rashes on an erythematous base). For example, grouped urticarial lesions with a central depression are suggestive of insect bites. Figure 8-24 lists the terms used to describe the configurations of lesions.

Pathology and Clinical Manifestations

The initial lesion at the site of inoculation or at the site of recurrence, whether in the skin or mucous membrane, is a small reddened area that develops into a small, thin-walled, blisterlike vesicle filled with clear fluid. Equally as common is the appearance of a group of small vesicles on the erythematous base. Labial herpes only occasionally represents the initial HSV-1 lesion, but the cold sore or fever blister of the lip is the most common lesion of recurrent disease. Here a cluster of vesicles appears after a couple of days of hyperesthesia and erythema, to last from several to 10 days. Most commonly these appear at the vermilion line of the skin of the lower lip or on the skin of the upper lip, at times extending to or into the nostril. The term fever blister stems from the frequency with which herpetic recurrence accompanies febrile illnesses. Before the age of antibiotics, it was more likely to accompany pneumococ Herpes genitalis also has the incubation period of several...

Umbilical Hernia Clinical Summary

Incidence of incarceration, with smaller defects resulting in more pronounced symptoms and an increased incidence of incarceration. Pain is located in the area of the fascial defect. Contents of the hernia may be palpable and tender. Symptoms of obstruction (nausea, vomiting, and abdominal distention) may be present. If the hernia becomes strangulated, erythema of the overlying skin with fever and hypotension may occur.

Superior Vena Cava Syndrome Clinical Summary

This symptom complex develops from obstruction of venous drainage from the upper body, resulting in increased venous pressure, which leads to dilation of the collateral circulation. Superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome is most commonly caused by malignant mediastinal tumors. Dyspnea swelling of the face, upper extremities, and trunk chest pain, cough, or headache may be present. Physical findings include dilation of collateral veins of the trunk and upper extremities, facial edema and erythema (plethora), cyanosis, and tachypnea.

Strawberry Hemangioma Clinical Summary

Hemangiomas are benign vascular tumors characterized by a rapid proliferative phase followed by a spontaneous involutional phase. They are the most common soft tissue tumors of infancy. The appearance of hemangiomas is determined by the lesion's depth, location, and stage of evolution. A strawberry hemangioma lies in the upper dermis and often originates as an erythematous macular patch, a pale macule, or a localized telangiectasia with a pale halo. The lesion grows and becomes vascularized during the first 2 months of life. The classic presentation is a bright red, slightly elevated, noncompressible plaque. It commonly regresses by 2 to 3 years of age. Localized hemangiomas can affect the airway, eyes, or other areas where they occur. The differential diagnosis includes vascular malformations, malignant vascular neoplasms, pyogenic granulomas, and giant melanocytic birthmarks.

Scleritis Clinical Summary

The trigeminal nerve, as well as tearing and photophobia. There may be sectorial or diffuse involvement, with intense redness of the affected area. Bilateral involvement occurs in over half of cases. Sectorial scleritis may mimic the less-threatening condition episcleritis however, in scleritis, the dilated blood vessels do not move with movement of the overlying conjunctiva with a cotton-tipped applicator, and do not blanch with topical 2.5 phenylephrine drops. The associated pain often responds poorly to topical anesthetic drops, and the globe is notably tender on palpation. Associated iritis and keratitis are common, and secondary glaucoma may occur these may cause decreased visual acuity.

Roseola Infantum Exanthem Subitum Clinical Summary

This is followed by defervescence and the appearance of the typical exanthem which is composed of erythematous macules and papules on the trunk, neck, proximal extremities, and occasionally the face. The rash fades in a few days. The causative agent in most cases is human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6). The differential diagnosis includes common viruses such as measles, rubella, parvovirus B19, or infectious mononucleosis. Bacterial infections (eg, scarlet fever), drug reactions, and other skin conditions such as guttate psoriasis, papular urticaria, and erythema multiforme are also included in the differential.

Raynaud Disease Clinical Summary

A typical episode usually starts suddenly with the onset of cold digits associated with sharply demarcated color changes. The skin may be white or blue initially. With rewarming, the skin develops erythema due to a reactive hyperemia. The vasospasm may last for several hours, but usually resolves with removal of the initial stimulus. The nomenclature for the disease differs somewhat, but in general it is called Raynaud disease, or primary Raynaud phenomenon, if these symptoms occur without evidence of any other associated disease process. In contrast, secondary Raynaud phenomenon occurs when the symptoms occur in association with a related disease process such as systemic lupus erythematosus or scleroderma.

Orbital And Periorbital Preseptal Cellulitis Clinical Summary

Orbital (postseptal) cellulitis is a serious bacterial infection characterized by fever, painful purple-red eyelid swelling, restriction of eye movement, proptosis, and variable decreased visual acuity. It may begin with eye pain and low-grade temperature. In general, it is caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis, and Staphylococcus aureus. It usually arises as a complication of ethmoid or maxillary sinusitis. If not treated promptly, it can lead to blindness, cavernous sinus thrombosis, meningitis, subdural empyema, or brain abscess. Periorbital (preseptal) cellulitis usually presents with edema and typically circumferential erythema of the eyelids and periorbital skin, minimal pain, and fever. Proptosis and ophthalmoplegia are not characteristic. Preseptal cellulitis usually results from trauma, contiguous infection, or in rare instances, from primary bacteremia among young infants. Common organisms are S aureus and group A Streptococcus.

Neonatal Mastitis Clinical Summary

Neonatal mastitis is an infection of the breast tissue that occurs in full-term neonates with a peak incidence in the third week of life. Females are affected more often than males in a 2 1 distribution. Clinically it manifests as swelling, induration, erythema, warmth, and tenderness of the affected breast. In some cases purulent discharge may be expressed from the nipple. Fever may be present in 25 to 40 of affected patients. Bacteremia is rare. Staphylococcus aureus is the most common pathogen

Hymenoptera Envenomation Clinical Summary

The order Hymenoptera includes wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, bees, and ants. Envenomation usually results in local pain, mild erythema, swelling, and pruritus. Severe systemic or toxic reactions may occur from one or multiple stings, manifesting as gastrointestinal symptoms, headache, pyrexia, muscle spasms, or seizures. Anaphylaxis may occur within minutes from a single sting, and may cause death from airway obstruction and or cardiovascular collapse. A serum sickness-type reaction may occur 7 to 14 days after envenomation.

Gingival Abscess Periodontal Abscess Clinical Summary

Gingival abscesses tend to involve the marginal gingiva and result from entrapment of food and plaque debris in a gingival pocket. Subsequent staphylococcal, streptococcal, anaerobic, or mixed bacterial overgrowth leads to abscess formation. Localized swelling, erythema, tenderness, and possible fluctuance in the space between the tooth and the gingiva (the so-called pocket) ensue. There may be spontaneous purulent drainage from the gingival margin, or an area of pointing (purulent material seen through thin mucosa) may be seen. In cases of acute gingival abscess formation, pus may be expressed

Fournier Gangrene Clinical Summary

Fournier gangrene most frequently occurs in a middle-aged diabetic male who presents with swelling, erythema, and severe pain of the entire scrotum, but it is also known to occur in females. In males, the scrotal contents often cannot be palpated because of the marked inflammation. The patient has constitutional symptoms with fever and frequently is in shock. There is often a history of recent urethral instrumentation, an indwelling Foley catheter, or perirectal disease. A localized area of fluctuance cannot be appreciated.

Nonaccessrelated Bowel Injuries

Fournier Gangrene

In the above series, all five patients with unrecognized bowel injuries presented in a characteristic manner that did not include traditional peritoneal signs. The initial presentation in each of these cases included persistent and relatively increased pain at a single trocar site without significant erythema or discharge. Each patient had leukopenia, and only one patient had fever greater than 38 C. Upon exploration, the painful trocar site was closest to the injured bowel segment. Abdominal distension and diarrhea were also noted. Two patients with colonic injuries after pelvic lymph node dissection had rapid onset of sepsis, without typical peritoneal signs, and died within four days.

Drug Eruptions Clinical Summary

Exanthematous drug eruptions are an adverse hypersensitivity reaction. This symmetric, pruritic, morbilliform, blanching, erythematous eruption is the most frequent of cutaneous drug eruptions. The initially pruritic macules or papules usually become confluent and may progress to an exfoliative dermatitis. Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP), a type of drug eruption, presents 1 to 5 days after starting a new medication. Typically, a E -lactam or a macrolide antibiotic is implicated. A fever is usually noted with neutrophilia (90 of patients) and eosinophilia (30 of patients). The rash begins with scarlatiniform erythema and quickly becomes generalized, primarily to the head, neck, and trunk. Sterile, nonfollicular pustules develop quickly and are usually less than 5 mm in diameter. Over the next 2 to 4 days, widespread superficial desquamation occurs. (This contrasts with the entire epidermal sloughing of SJS TEN.) Mucosal sites, especially oral mucosa, can be involved....

Decubitus Ulcers Clinical Summary

Decubitus ulcers are typically divided into four stages. Stage one ulcers are characterized by an area of nonblanchable erythema over intact skin. A stage two pressure sore appears as a shallow, open sore with a pink wound base. When the wound is full thickness with no muscle, tendon, or bone exposed, it is defined as a stage three ulcer. If muscle, tendon, or bone is exposed it is described as stage four. Some wounds may have an area of black eschar over them these wounds cannot be categorized since the depth of the injury cannot be determined.

Dacryocystitis Clinical Summary

Dacryocystitis is inflammation of the medial lacrimal apparatus, which usually follows occlusion of the nasolacrimal duct. Age distribution is bimodal, with peaks in infancy and after 40 years. Clinical findings include, pain, erythema, and swelling over the medical lacrimal apparatus, tearing, and possibly mucopurulent discharge from the punctum. Dacryocystitis may develop in 4 to 7 of newborn infants who do not yet have a patent nasolacrimal passage, and may progress to periorbital cellulitis. Commonly implicated organisms include S aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenza, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa .

Corneal Ulcer Clinical Summary

Patient with corneal ulcers report pain, photophobia, decreased vision, discharge, and a foreign-body sensation. The ulcer appears as a corneal stromal infiltrate associated with conjunctival hyperemia, ciliary flush, a miotic pupil, and chemosis, along with lid edema and erythema. Slit-lamp microscopy reveals fluorescein uptake over the epithelial defect. The anterior chamber may have cells and flare, keratic precipitates, or frank hypopyon.

Cold Panniculitis Popsicle Panniculitis Clinical Summary

Cold panniculitis represents acute cold injury to the subcutaneous fat. It manifests as erythematous, indurated plaques on exposed skin, especially the perioral areas and cheeks. Lesions appear 24 to 72 hours after exposure to cold and gradually soften and return to normal over 1 to 2 weeks usually without permanent sequelae. This phenomenon is caused by subcutaneous fat solidification and necrosis when exposed to low temperature. It is much more common in infants. It is believed to occur because of the inherent properties of infants' fat containing higher concentrations of saturated fatty acids. The differential diagnosis includes facial cellulitis, frostbite, trauma, pressure erythema, giant urticaria, and contact dermatitis.

How To Deal With Rosacea and Eczema

How To Deal With Rosacea and Eczema

Rosacea and Eczema are two skin conditions that are fairly commonly found throughout the world. Each of them is characterized by different features, and can be both discomfiting as well as result in undesirable appearance features. In a nutshell, theyre problems that many would want to deal with.

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