By Paul K. Buxton
This is often an advent to dermatology that assumes a basic figuring out of medication, yet no professional wisdom. The e-book offers the basic middle of information to which extra exact info may be extra. it may be used for reference by means of basic practitioners and medical professionals in different specialties. The dialogue of universal stipulations prior to introducing extra advanced ailments makes it very appropriate for educating scientific and nursing scholars.
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Seborrhoeic dermatitis Characteristics of seborrhoeic dermatitis Clinical features of psoriasis Possible family history Sometimes related to stress Itching—rare Extensor surfaces and trunk Well defined, raised lesions Hyperkeratosis Scaling, bleeding points beneath scales Koebner’s phenomenon Nails affected Scalp affected Mucous membranes not affected Clinical features of eczema Possible family history Sometimes worse with stress Usually itching Flexor surfaces and face Poorly, demarcated lesions Oedema, vesicles, lichenification Secondary infection sometimes, present Seborrhoeic dermatitis affecting centre of face Seborrheoic dermatitis under breasts Seborrhoeic dermatitis—distribution pattern 29 ABC of Dermatology Infantile seborrhoeic dermatitis In infants less than six months old a florid red eruption occurs with well defined lesions on the trunk and confluent areas in the flexures associated with scaling of the scalp.
Single or multiple lesions occur, varying in size from 1 to 5 cm. The lesions are often preceded by an upper respiratory tract infection and may be associated with fever and arthralgia. Infections (streptococcal, tuberculous, viral, and fungal) and sarcoidosis are the commonest underlying conditions. Drugs can precipitate erythema nodosum, the contraceptive pill and the sulphonamides being the commonest cause. Ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and lymphoma may also be associated with the condition.
There are two distinct types, adult and infantile. Adult seborrhoeic dermatitis The adult type is more common in men and in those with a tendency to scaling and dandruff in the scalp. There are several commonly affected areas: • Seborrhoeic dermatitis affects the central part of the face, scalp, ears, and eyebrows. There may be an associated blepharitis, giving some red eyes and also otitis externa. • The lesions over the sternum sometimes start as a single “medallion” lesion. A flower-like “petaloid” pattern can occur.
ABC of Dermatology with CD-ROM by Paul K. Buxton