Angioedema – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

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Angioedema is non-pitting edema that involves subcutaneous and/or submucosal layers of tissue that affect the face, lips, neck, and extremities, oral cavity, larynx, and/or gut. It becomes life-threatening when it involves the larynx. This activity examines the differential diagnosis of Read More ….>

Kraurosis Vulva – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

Kraurosis vulva¬†is a¬†cutaneous¬†condition¬†characterized by¬†atrophy¬†and shrinkage of the skin of the¬†vagina¬†and¬†vulva¬†often accompanied by a chronic¬†inflammatory¬†reaction in the deeper tissues.[rx] Lichen Sclerosis (LS) is a chronic inflammatory disease. It was first described by Hallopeau in 1881.¬† In 1976, the International Society for Read More ….>

Leukoplakia – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Leukoplakia/Lichen Sclerosis atrophicus (LSA) or, simply, lichen sclerosis, is a disorder characterized by an atrophic epidermis, altered collagen in the superficial dermis, and an overlying white or white-blue appearance to the skin. The terms balanitis xerotica obliterans¬†and¬†kraurosis vulvae¬†have been applied Read More ….>

Wells Syndrome – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Wells Syndrome or eosinophilic cellulitis is characterized clinically by an acute dermatitis resembling cellulitis and histopathologically by dermal eosinophilic infiltration. Wells¬†syndrome¬†is a rare¬†eosinophilic disorder¬†that primarily affects the skin. Affected people¬†typically develop¬†a skin rash that is often preceded by itching or Read More ….>

Grazes/ Scrapes – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Grazes/¬†Scrapes/An¬†abrasion¬†is a partial thickness¬†wound¬†caused by damage to the¬†skin¬†and can be superficial involving only the epidermis to deep, involving the deep dermis. Abrasions usually involve minimal bleeding.[rx]¬†Mild abrasions, also known as¬†grazes¬†or¬†scrapes, do not¬†scar¬†or bleed because the dermis is left intact, but Read More ….>