Flashcards in Diseases of the Skin Deck (18):
Inflammation of the hair follicles, often pruritic (itchy).
Causes of folliculitis
Staph, strep, pseudomonas. Mechanical occlusion, inflammatory response.
Treatment of folliculitis
Walled off space with pus, usually infected and typically painful. Mostly caused by staph aureus
Walled off abscess that evolved from a superficial folliculitis
A group of coalesced furuncles.
What does a pointing abscess require?
Incision and drainage
Treatment of carbuncles?
Oral cephalexin and muprocin orally
Treat with vancomycin
Honey crusted rash, caused by S. pyogenes or S. aureus. Often seeds at a previous defect in skin like a bug bite.
Collarettes of scale around unroofed bullae
Infection of dermis and subcutis, due to break in skin.
Cause of cellulitis
Staph aureus and GAS
Four signs of cellulitis
Rubor, tumor, calor, dolor
Superficial bright red cellulitis with lymphatic involvement, usually caused by GAS.
Petichial rash and photophobia?