What is Keratosis pilaris? Keratosis pilaris (KP) is a very common skin condition, typically seen in children and young adults. The term ‘keratosis’ means that there is too much keratin, the protein that protects skin from infections and other harmful things, while ‘pilaris’ comes from the Latin for hair (pilus). …Read More »
Wells Syndrome or Eosinophilic Cellulitis – Overview and Causes
Definition Wells syndrome or Eosinophilic cellulitis is an acute, rare dermatosis of unknown etiology. Eosinophilic cellulitis is reported infrequently in children and is manifested by eosinophil infiltration in the dermis. Eosinophilic cellulitis presents with sudden onset of single or multiple mildly painful or pruritic, erythematous plaques. The lesions are usually …Read More »
Pressure Ulcers – Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Prevention.
What is Pressure Ulcers? Pressure Ulcers – also called bedsores ulcers and decubitus ulcers – are injuries to skin and underlying tissue resulting from prolonged pressure on the skin. Bedsores most often develop on skin that covers bony areas of the body, such as the heels, ankles, hips and tailbone. …Read More »
Dermatitis Herpetiformis – Complications, Symptoms, and Diagnosis.
What is Dermatitis Herpetiformis? Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) is a bumpy, itchy skin rash that’s common in people with celiac disease. That’s an autoimmune disorder that keeps your body from digesting gluten, a protein found in wheat and other grains. DH, also known as Duhring’s disease, causes blisters that look like …Read More »
Pyoderma gangrenosum – Types, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment
Definition Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare inflammatory neutrophilic dermatosis a group of conditions in which neutrophils (a type of white blood cells that protect us from infections) quickly react and infiltrate affected tissue often after some sort of abrasion or injury. PG usually begins as a small bump or …Read More »
Melasma – Types, Causes, Pathophysiology, and Treatment
Definition Melasma is a condition in which areas of the skin become darker than the surrounding skin. Doctors call this hyperpigmentation. It typically occurs on the face, particularly the forehead, cheeks and above the upper lip. The dark patches often appear on both sides of the face in a nearly …Read More »
Erysipelas – Complications, Treatment and Prevention
Definition Erysipelas is an infection of the upper layers of the skin (superficial). The most common cause is group A streptococcal bacteria, especially Streptococcus pyogenes. Erysipelas results in a fiery red rash with raised edges that can easily be distinguished from the skin around it. The affected skin may be …Read More »
Darier disease – Causes, Treatment and Prevention
Definition Darier disease (DAR/ Darier disease/ Dyskeratosis Follicularis / Darier–White disease/ Keratosis follicularis) is a rare, often chronic, genetic disorder characterized primarily by non-contagious skin changes. Darier disease or Keratosis Follicularis is an autosomal disorder, meaning that a single gene inherited from one parent causes this disease. Like Hailey-Hailey disease, …Read More »