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A patient presented with fever, headache, cough, sore throat, and a widespread pruritic rash two days after ingestion of shiitake mushrooms.
Atopic dermatitis is a chronic relapsing and remitting inflammatory skin disease that causes intensely pruritic skin lesions. Maintenance therapy consists of liberal use of emollients and daily bathing with soap-free cleansers. Use of topical corticosteroids is the first-line treatment for flare-ups, with or without the addition of a calcineurin inhibitor. Ultraviolet phototherapy is a safe and effective second-line treatment for moderate to severe atopic dermatitis.
Crisaborole has been shown to be effective in about one-third of patients who use it, but it is much more expensive than other available products. Although crisaborole is a safe option for patients in whom topical corticosteroids are considered risky (e.g., children at least two years of age), it sh...
A healthy 62-year-old woman presented with a pruritic rash on her ankle three days after applying a lidocaine patch.
Steroids and antifungal agents can be used to effectively treat seborrheic dermatitis. Calcineurin inhibitors are as effective as steroids, but have a higher incidence of short-term adverse effects.
A man presented with itching and erythema on his right forearm and legs after a fishing trip. The rash consisted of multiple papules and vesicles.
A 10-year-old boy presented with hyperkeratotic plaques on both hands and index fingers after extensive video game use.
Rashes are common in children, and the various causes can be difficult to differentiate. Learn the key features of common infectious and noninfectious rashes of childhood.
A girl with a history of asthma and eczema presented with burning rash on her legs after exposure to limes.
A man presented with a on his back after a coronary stent procedure. The erythematous lesion was well demarcated with visible capillary break and petechiae inside the borders. There was a central fine scale.