Errors in Metabolism

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This chapter provides images of a collection of conditions that result from errors in metabolism. Many of these diseases manifest in the skin secondary to the deposition of material such…

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Chronic Blistering Dermatoses

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Immunobullous dermatoses may present with urticarial lesions, blisters, erosions, or pustules. IgA-mediated disease is characterized by annular lesions with a “string of pearls” morphology—bullous in the case of linear IgA…

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Disturbances of Pigmentation

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Pigmentary disorders of the skin may present with depigmentation, hypopigmentation, or hyperpigmentation. The color, morphology, and distribution of the lesions help to suggest the correct diagnosis. Vitiligo may be segmental…

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Parasitic Infestations, Stings, and Bites

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Bites and infestations present with wide-ranging manifestations, including papules, vesicles, excoriations, and urticarial lesions. Bedbug bites often involve the arms and develop clinical features of prurigo nodularis. A biopsy will…

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Diseases Resulting From Fungi and Yeasts

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Fungi and yeasts can cause both superficial and deep infections in the skin with a great variation in clinical findings. In healthy hosts, commensal organisms such as candida remain superficial,…

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Endocrine Diseases

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Endocrine disorders present with a range of findings that may affect any layer of the skin. The associated skin changes can lead the astute physician to suspect the underlying disorder…

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Bacterial Infections

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Bacterial infections create a multitude of skin lesions, from pustules, to necrotic nodules, to ulcers. These infections range from the superficial crusted erosions of impetigo to the systemic purpuric plaques…

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Lichen Planus and Related Conditions

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Lichen planus (LP) and other lichenoid eruptions tend to create characteristic primary lesions and patterns. The pruritic, purple, polygonal, flat-topped papules of LP can appear unmistakably shiny as they reflect…

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Contact Dermatitis and Drug Eruptions

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Contact dermatitis and cutaneous drug eruptions are both skin conditions triggered by external agents that are either in direct contact with the skin or ingested. Contact dermatitis shares many features…

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