- Six dermatologic emergencies not to miss. Starr, Cynthia // Patient Care;5/15/1999, Vol. 33 Issue 9, p121
Discusses six dermatologic conditions that need immediate treatment to prevent fatal effects. Angioedema; Meningococcemia; Rocky mountain spotted fever; Stevens-Johnson syndrome; Toxic epidermal necrolysis; Toxic shock syndrome; Signs and symptoms of the diseases; Evaluation; Treatment.
- Petechial Rashes. // Pediatric Emergency Medicine Reports;Jan2010 Supplement, p1
The article presents information about petechial rashes. There are various differential diagnosis of this diseases, four of which are idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and human immunodeficiency virus. Factors considered during diagnosis include fever and...
- Recognition and Management of Common Ectoparasitic Diseases in Travelers. Davis, Rosie F.; Johnston, Graham A.; Sladden, Michael J. // American Journal of Clinical Dermatology;2009, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p1
This review article summarizes the ectoparasitic diseases likely to be seen by a Western dermatologist. The article aims to cover both endemic diseases and those likely to present in the returning traveler. Tungiasis is due to the gravid sand flea (Tunga penetrans) embedding into the stratum...
- Angioedema. Vohr, Hans-Werner // Encyclopedic Reference of Immunotoxicology;2005, p15
This article offers information about angioedema. This condition is a type I reaction which is induced in dermal and subcutaneous tissues. It is often associated with urticaria. The commonly affected sites by angioedema include the eyelids, lips and genitalia. A common trigger for angioedema is...
- Dermatologic Emergencies. USATINE, RICHARD P.; SANDY, NATASHA // American Family Physician;10/1/2010, Vol. 82 Issue 7, p773
Life-threatening dermatologic conditions include Rocky Mountain spotted fever; necrotizing fasciitis; toxic epidermal necrolysis; and Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Rocky Mountain spotted fever is the most common rickettsial disease in the United States, with an overall mortality rate of 5 to 10...
- Start empiric treatment by day 5 for Rocky Mountain spotted fever. // Modern Medicine;Oct95, Vol. 63 Issue 10, p60
Presents an abstract of the article `Therapeutic Delay and Mortality in Cases of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever,' by K.B. Kirkland, W.E. Wilkinson, D.J. Sexton from `Clinical Infectious Diseases' dated May 1995.
- Warning: Avoid Ticks Schmidtmann, Edward T.; Valla, Michael E. // Conservationist;Jul/Aug1978, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p47
No abstract available.
- Averting angioedema's potentially dire consequences. Stoev, Borislav; Bohrn, Michael A. // Patient Care for the Nurse Practitioner;Oct2007, Vol. 10 Issue 10, p14
The article focuses on the diagnosis of angioedema. Angioedema is the transient swelling of areas in the deep dermis or subcutaneous tissue of the skin, mucosal membranes, or both. Swelling is a result of increased permeability of the postcapillary venules and is typically nonpruritic but may be...
- Spotted Fever Group Rickettsiae in Questing Ticks, Central Spain. Fernández de Mera, Isabel G.; Ruiz-Fons, Francisco; de la Fuente, Gabriela; Mangold, Atilio J.; Gortázar, Christian; de la Fuente, José // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Jul2013, Vol. 19 Issue 7, p1163
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article on spotted fever group rickettsiae in questing ticks in Central Spain.