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Flashcards in Infections Deck (12):
1

What are common viral infections in dermatology?

Warts
HSV
HZV
Orf
Molluscum contagiosum

2

What is the treatment for warts?

Chemical paint
Crytotherapy
Imiquimod for genital

3

What is the key to diagnosis for HSV and its treatment?

Lots of closely grouped vesicles or pustules
- erosions on fragile skin

Treated with aciclovir

4

What conditions are linked to HZV, how are they treated?

Chickenpox/Shingles
Can't have shingles without previous chickenpox
Don't usually cross midline
Treated with aciclovir

5

How is molluscum contagiosum treated?

Cyrotherapy
Expression and antiseptic

6

What are common bacterial conditions in dermatology and what organisms can cause them?

Impetigo - staph or strep
Furuncle - staph
Carbuncle - staph
Ecthyma - strep

7

What does impetigo look like and how is it treated?

Golden/honeycomb
Highly contagious
Weepy in moist places
Antibiotic cream/oral

8

How is a furuncle treated?

Drain pus if fluctuant
Antibiotics

9

How is ecthyma treated?

Oral antibiotics

10

What are some yeast/fungal infections common in dermatology?

Candida
Pityosporum
Fungi e.g. tinea pedis
Kerion

11

What does a candida infection look like and what are some common examples of conditions it may cause?

Brick red erythema with satellite pustules

Thrush (oral, vaginal)
Balanitis
Angular stomatitis
Intertrigo
Nappy rash

12

How is scabies treated?

Patient and close contacts (even asymptomatic)
Insecticide on all skin (except hair)
Repeat after 7 days