Tag Archives: Dermatology

Skin and Nasal Involvement: Look for Sarcoidosis!

  Sarcoidosis is a systemic, noncaseating, granulomatous disease affecting young adults between the ages of 25 and 40 years, most often of Black origin (35.5/100,000 vs 10.9 in the White population). Although the lower respiratory tract is affected in 90% of cases, ear, nose, and throat locations are very uncommon, with a prevalence varying between […]

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Gradually Transformed: Parry–Romberg Syndrome

Headaches commonly compel patients to seek medical attention. Migraine, tension headache, cluster headaches, rebound headaches from overuse of medication, headaches that occur as an adverse reaction to medication, and those associated with infection are typically included in the differential diagnosis, but sometimes, a rarer entity is encountered. This was true for a 44-year-old farmer from […]

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A Plethora of Pustules: Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis

The patient’s presentation suggested a number of serious dermatologic or infectious diseases, but in fact, a drug reaction was to blame for her symptoms. A 69-year-old woman with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease was admitted to our hospital with a worsening rash. Four days earlier she presented to a different facility with a […]

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Sweet’s Syndrome Mimicking Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibodies–Associated Vasculitis

  Sweet’s syndrome is a rare neutrophilic skin disorder. The antibodies against neutrophil cytoplasmic antigens are called anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCAs). Positivity for ANCA has been reported in some nonvasculitic inflammatory disorders, including Sweet’s syndrome.1, 2 Here we report a case of myeloperoxidase (MPO)-ANCA– and (proteinase 3) (PR3)-ANCA–positive Sweet’s syndrome presenting unusual and severe purpuras. A 41-year-old […]

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One Thing after Another: Ecthyma Gangrenosum

Chronic high-dosage steroid therapy can pose a significant risk factor for infection due to its immunosuppressive effect. A 70-year-old African American man presented with acute bilateral painless vision loss. An investigative work-up produced a positive antinuclear antibody titer of 1:1280 with a speckled pattern, a positive test for anti-Ro/anti-Sjögren’s-syndrome-related antigen A antibody, and an erythrocyte […]

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