Flashcards in Skin Infections and Infestations Deck (21):
What viruses are associated with skin disease?
What type of skin lesion does HPV produce?
How are mosaic warts transmitted?
Person to person
What is the isomorphic phenomenom?
Warts spread in the line of the scratch
What is the management for warts?
Let it disappear spontaneously
Where is HSV found within the body once dormant?
Dorsal root ganglion
What is the treatment for HZV and HSV?
Aciclovir (higher dose needed for HZV)
What type of bacteria are associated with skin disease?
What is a furuncle?
A boil found in the hair root
How is impetigo managed?
Topical antibiotics, sometimes with oral if widespread
How should boils be treated?
Drain pus first then antibiotics
How is ecthyma treated?
Topical and oral antibiotics
What is the treatment for cellulitis?
Elevation of limb
Check feet for athlete's foot
What fungi are associated with skin disease?
What areas of the body can candida albicans effect in particular?
Warm and moist areas (nappy rash)
What appearance will candida albicans usually give?
Brick red eyrthema
Satellite lesions of red papules on periphery
What is the appearance of paranichia?
Swollen and red
What is the cardinal feature of scabies?
How is scabies transmitted?
Human contact for at least 1 minute
What is the appearance of scabies?
Curvy line of burrow under the skin