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Flashcards in Inflammatory Skin Diseases Deck (7):
1

List the characteristics of stasis dermatitis.

Generally presents on legs, co-morbid with edema; complicated by dryness and itching; treated with elevation and compression socks

2

What are the salient differences between stasis dermatitis and cellulitis?

Cellulitis will be warm and flat, while dermatitis is likely to be normal temperature and raised--generally involving the dermis.

3

Define diathesis.

(n.) a tendency to suffer from other medical conditions given the presence of a syndrome

4

What are the frequent presenting signs of atopic dermatitis?

Involvement of the flexural skin; red, scaly areas; pruritus;

5

Seborrheic dermatitis presents with _______.

flaky white/yellow scales; concomitant with neurological disorders; yeast

6

Psoriasis can lead to an increased risk of _______.

metabolic syndromes, insulin resistance, and cardiovascular disease

7

What molecule is malfunctioning in atopic dermatitis?

Filaggrin

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