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By Rachael Morris-Jones

A 23-year-old African Caribbean lady provides within the emergency division with an acute onset facial rash. in the course of preliminary overview she complains of a week historical past of common malaise, fatigue, fever, and weight-loss. you've been assigned her examination...

100 instances in Dermatology provides a hundred situations with a dermatological manifestation often visible via scientific scholars and junior medical professionals. A succinct precis of the patient's background, exam and preliminary investigations, together with complete color pictures exhibiting presentation, is via questions about the prognosis and administration of every case. the reply encompasses a targeted dialogue on every one subject, with additional representation the place acceptable, offering a necessary revision reduction in addition to a realistic advisor for college kids and junior doctors.

Making medical judgements and selecting the simplest plan of action is likely one of the such a lot demanding and tough elements of educating to develop into a physician. those instances will educate scholars and junior medical professionals to acknowledge vital dermatological signs and symptoms and, the place acceptable, their courting to different health conditions, and to strengthen their diagnostic and administration skills.

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You ask the patient to put on her coat and walk briskly up and down the corridor outside. After five minutes she returns with a marked aggravation of her eruption, which is now widespread and generalized over her trunk and proximal limbs. You draw around a well-defined skin lesion and request some further investigations. 1 19 INVESTIGATIONS Full blood count Urea and electrolytes Liver function tests Normal Normal Normal Questions • What is this eruption? • What factors in the history and on examination might be contributing to the eruption?

Reactivation of the skin lesions in response to re-exposure to the medication activates memory T-cells at the identical skin site(s). Histological appearances of involved skin show the action is at the dermoepidermal junction. The onset of FDE usually starts within two weeks of commencing a new medication. In this case the most likely culprit is the ramipril owing to the temporal relationship between commencement of the drug and the onset of the skin lesions. The most common culprit drugs include antibiotics, anticonvulsants and analgesics.

Individuals with stasis dermatitis are at high risk for developing allergic contact dermatitis. • Individuals may develop allergy to preservatives in medications and/or to the active ingredients in topical medications, especially neomycin and topical corticosteroids. 18 CASE 9: A TRANSIENT PRURITIC ERUPTION EXACERBATED BY HEAT History A 26-year-old woman attends the dermatology clinic complaining of a 4-month history of an itchy eruption. She describes the eruption as ‘cloud-like’. She previously suffered from eczema as a child but this rash is different.

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