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Eczematous eruption that is itchy, recurrent, often flexural, & symmetric. Onset is early infancy, childhood, or adolescence.
Atopic Dermatitis
This disease is sensitive to wool & lanolin.
Atopic Dermatitis
Location: extensor surfaces & face in infants; flexor surfaces in children & adults
Atopic Dermatitis
What is the etiology of atopic dermatitis?
Unknown
Scaly plaques involving the elbows, knees, & scalp. Also affects the skin, nails, & joints
Psoriasis
Definition: chronic, recurrent, hyper proliferative disease of skin
Psoriasis
Presentation: joints, extensor surfaces, lower back, & buttocks
Psoriasis
Characteristic Finding: Nails may be pitted & have reddish brown spots
Psoriasis
Etiology of Psoriasis:
Unknown, but 1/3 have family hx; frequently follows strept infection
Tx of Psoriasis:
< 20%--topical steroid, Dovonex, coal tar preparations
> 20%--light therapy, antimetabolites, stress management
Definition: common, chronic, scaling erythematous eruption
Seborrheic Dermatitis
Location: cradle cap, dandruff, scalp, face, upper chest
Seborrheic Dermatitis
Presentation: erythematous, often greasy, scaling plaques
Seborrheic Dermatitis
Tx: medicated shampoos, steroid lotions or solutions, Ketoconazole cream or shampoo if resistant
Seborrheic Dermatitis
Etiology of Seborrheic Dermatitis
Unknown
Definition: Common, eruptive dermatitis
Pityriasis Rosea
Tx of Pityriasis Rosea
none, control itching, topical steroids
Etiology of Pityriasis Rosea
unknown, may be viral
Presentation: 10-35 yo, "Herald Patch", lines of cleavage, 2-10 wks duration
Pityriasis Rosea
Has a Christmas Tree distribution; outlines the ribs
Pityriasis Rosea
Etiology of Roseola Infantum
Herpes Virus 6
Presentation: high fever, followed by sudden appearance of a macular rash; 6 mo to 4 yrs
Roseola Infantum
Tx of Roseola Infantum
control the temperature
Rash that looks like pink, almond shaped macules
Roseola Infantum
Definition: Acute, self-limited disease of skin & mucous membranes
Erythema Multiforme
Characteristic Findings: Round target lesions & papules
Erythema Multiforme
Tx of erythema multiforme
Remove offending agent, topical steroids (prednisone); oral acyclovir or Valtrex