By Paul K. Buxton
(BMJ Books) Royal Infirmary, united kingdom. bargains a concise evaluate of the entire necessities of dermatology, written for non-dermatologists and first care physicians. Discusses a number of universal stipulations similar to psoriasis, eczema, pimples and rosacea, bacterial an infection, viral an infection, tropical dermatology, and extra. considerable colour photographs. prior version: c1998. Softcover.
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Itching is usually not present. Dermatitis herpetiformis is characterised by intense persistent and severe itching that patients often describe as being unendurable. Usual measures such as topical steroids and antihistamines have little if any effect. By contrast, the blisters of pemphigoid do not itch although the earlier inflamed lesions can be irritating. Parasites. Fleas and mites cause pruritic papules in groups. The patient may not realise that they may have been acquired after a walk in the country or encountering a dog or cat.
Infantile Seborrhoeic dermatitis Perioral dermatitis Perioral dermatitis is possibly a variant of seborrhoeic dermatitis, with some features of acne. Papules and pustules develop around the mouth and chin. It occurs mainly in women. Pityriasis rosea The word “pityriasis” is from the Greek for bran, and the fine bran-like scales on the surface are a characteristic feature. The numerous pale pink oval or round patches can be confused with psoriasis or discoid eczema. The history helps because this condition develops as an acute eruption and the patient can often point to a simple initial lesion—the herald patch.
By contrast, the blisters of pemphigoid do not itch although the earlier inflamed lesions can be irritating. Parasites. Fleas and mites cause pruritic papules in groups. The patient may not realise that they may have been acquired after a walk in the country or encountering a dog or cat. Nodular prurigo may develop after insect bites and is characterised by persistent itching, lichenified papules, and nodules over the trunk and limbs. The patient attacks them vigorously and promotes a persisting “itch–scratch–itch” cycle which is very difficult to break.
ABC of Dermatology by Paul K. Buxton