Skin failure and emergency dermatology

Susan Burge and Dinny Wallis

in Oxford Handbook of Medical Dermatology

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ISBN: 9780199558322
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729843 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Skin failure and emergency dermatology

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Rash in a patient with a fever - Vasculitis and purpura fulminans - Anaphylaxis, angio-oedema, and urticaria - Skin failure - Erythroderma - Localized blisters - Generalized blisters - Serious drug reactions - Stevens–Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) - Management in SJS or TEN - Drug rash, eosinophilia, systemic symptoms (DRESS) - Generalized pustules - Necrotizing fasciitis

This chapter discusses problems that are likely to be referred to the emergency unit. Many, but not all, are life threatening and require immediate intervention and these are highlighted in the text. Also see

Acne fulminans .

Anticoagulant-induced purpura fulminans .

Chapter.  7849 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Dermatology

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