Skin Diseases of the Hands

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INTRODUCTION TO CHAPTER Print Section Listen Hands have structures with many unique structural and functional features. As such, they are prone to developing specific dermatologic diseases. Structurally, the palms have…

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Skin Diseases of the Arms

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INTRODUCTION TO CHAPTER Print Section Listen Many skin conditions that affect the arms result from exposure to sunlight, contact allergens or irritants, trauma, bug bites, and other environmental insults. The…

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Skin Diseases of the Face

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INTRODUCTION TO CHAPTER Print Section Listen The face is the area of the body most exposed to sunlight and therefore at highest risk for ultraviolet (UV) light-induced dermatoses (photodermatoses), photoaging,…

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Leg Ulcers

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INTRODUCTION TO CHAPTER Print Section Listen An understanding of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of leg ulcers is very important to health care providers as these occur in a significant…

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Hair Disorders

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INTRODUCTION TO CHAPTER Print Section Listen The hair follicle is a complex structure which produces the hair fiber consisting of a cortex, medulla, and cuticle (Figures 19-1 and 19-2). Hair…

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Skin Diseases of the Scalp

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INTRODUCTION TO CHAPTER Print Section Listen The scalp is characterized by a high density of sweat glands and pilosebaceous units consisting of hair follicles, sebaceous glands, and arrector pili muscles….

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Immunobullous Diseases

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INTRODUCTION TO CHAPTER Print Section Listen The immunobullous diseases are uncommon chronic skin disorders caused by autoantibodies directed against various cutaneous proteins. These disorders primarily occur in older adults and…

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Hospital-Acquired Rashes

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INTRODUCTION TO CHAPTER Print Section Listen Hospitalized patients frequently have cutaneous problems that the attending physician will need to assess. These problems can range from those unrelated to the hospitalization…

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Erythema Multiforme, Stevens–Johnson Syndrome, Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome

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INTRODUCTION TO CHAPTER Print Section Listen Diagnosing and differentiating this group of mucocutaneous blistering diseases can be difficult. Despite the challenges, doing so is very important. The earlier the astute…

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