Brittany Stumpf

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Leukocytoclastic vasculitis

Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis I. Problem/Condition. Vasculitis describes inflammation in and around blood vessels and can manifest in any organ system. The classification of vasculitis is made based on the size of the involved blood vessels. Small vessels of the arterial or venous systems in addition to medium and large-caliber vessels deeper in the subcutis or arteries…

Exfoliative dermatitis (erythroderma)

Erythroderma I. What every physician needs to know. Patients with erythroderma present with generalized erythema, involving up to 100% of the body surface area, and marked exfoliation and desquamation. Often the patient will resemble a burn victim in many ways. The skin is tender, sore or burning. The erythrodermic state predisposes the patient to significant…

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