Lepromatous Leprosy Simulating Sweet Syndrome
Youssef Zemmez, Ahmed Bouhamidi, Salwa Belhabib, Rachid Frikh, Mohamed Boui and Naoufal Hjira
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 25, 2018
Leprosy or Hansen's disease is an infection by Mycobacterium leprae (M. leprae), whose prevalence has considerably decreased since the application of the new anti-leprosy strategies advocated since 1982 by the World Health Organization (WHO). However, in the endemic countries several cases of leprosy are reported annually. We report a clinical case of lepromatous leprosy revealed by disseminated maculopapular lesions simulating a Sweet syndrome highlighting the importance of knowing how to evoke...
Cutis Laxa of the Face: A Case Report and Review of Literature
Misani M and de Fontaine S
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 08, 2018
Cutis laxa is a rare disorder of the connective tissue, characterized clinically by loose, pendulous and inelastic skin producing the appearance of premature aging. The histology is peculiar for loss of dermal elastic tissue. It may be inherited or acquired, both forms being generalized or localized. The acquired localized form is very uncommon and is usually preceded by inflammatory lesions....
Erythema and Acute Pain in the Hands
Chelsea Tagaqa, John DiGiovanni, and Suzanne Wolf
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 07, 2018
A 21-year-old active duty soldier presented with skin lesions distributed on his face, arms, and hands. Two weeks prior to presentation he characterizes the development of lower lip herpetic lesion. He was otherwise well. Three days prior to presentation he was given Valtrex 1000 mg BID. He describes expressing fluid from lesions located bilaterally on his mandibular surface....
Rash in an Extremely Low Birth Weight Infant
Stephen M Akers, Greg A Barretto, Panitan Yossuck, Autumn S Kiefer, Michelle L Mitchell and Kathryn S Moffett
Article Type: Case Study | First Published: May 30, 2018
Primary cutaneous aspergillosis (PCA) is one of several invasive fungal infections that have increased in incidence in the last four decades. We present a case of an extremely low birth weight infant born at 24 weeks gestation diagnosed with cutaneous aspergillosis, highlighting the risk factors and clinical findings associated with neonatal PCA. Additionally, we discuss use of serum galactomannan testing as well as combination amphotericin B and voriconazole therapy....
Extragenital Blaschkoid Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus in a Child
Christian A Albornoz, Jordan V Wang and Sherry Yang
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: May 12, 2018
Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that typically affects prepubertal girls and peri- or post-menopausal women in genital and perineal areas. In some cases, it can also manifest as extragenital lesions. Extragenital Blaschkoid lesions have infrequently been reported. Here, we report a case of extragenital Blaschkoid lichen sclerosus et atrophicus in a child....