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Diseases & Conditions

Pruritis

Pruritis is a common skin problem which may be localized or general. Pruritis is a symptom complex of various dermatological and systemic diseases. Often no obvious local physical cause or sign is present. Pruritis originates within the skin’s few nerve ending and its sensations are transmitted through cutaneous fibers to the cerebral …

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Tuberculosis of skin

Tuberculosis of skin is not an uncommon entity and presents in varied forms ranging from mild forms (Lupus Vulgaris) moderate (tuberculosis verrucosa dutis) to extensive form of disease (tuberculosis orificalis). Development of cutaneous tuberculosis depends on invasion of skin by tubercle bacilli especially in a person who has not been previously …

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Intertrigo

Intertrigo is an inflammation of apposing skin surfaces caused by constant friction. It is characterized by shiny, pink lesion with scaling and erosions. Soon it may progress to more intense inflammation, with oozing maceration and crusting. Secondary infection with monilia and cocci is common giving rise to infective dermatitis. Intertrigo is facilitated …

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Impetigo

It is a common, contagious, superficial inflammatory condition of the skin seen commonly in young children and elderly people with poor personal hygiene. It is mainly caused by staphylococcus aureus or streptococcus haemolyticus organisms. The incubation period generally is 2-3 days. Sites of predilection are face, neck, legs and hands. …

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Erythema Multiforme

Erythema Multiforme is an immune mediated disorder which is triggered by infections especially following Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV), mycoplasma, Histoplasmosis, adenovirus and cox sackie virus B5 infections. Drugs like sulphonamides, Phenytoin, Phenylbutazone, Penicillin, Alapurinol are the most commonly implicated. In more than 50% eases there is no trigger mechanism. Clinical features …

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Eczematous dermatitis

Eczematous dermatitis: Eczema is defined as a form of non-infectious inflammatory skin disease characterized in acute stage by erythema, oedema, papules, closely set pin head vesicles which lead to oozing, and crusting. As the disease progresses, scaling and lichenification takes place and fissures appear. Intense itching produces excoriation. Secondary infection …

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Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Dermatitis Herpetiformis is chronic, recurrent dermatitis, characterized by severe itching and formation of tiny vesicles, and small bullae arising on normal or reddened skin. Patient complains of an intensely itchy eruption which is wide spread and has a tendency to grouping. Dermatitis Herpetiformis is more common in the age group of 30 …

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