Lesion of the Pinna
Ulcer of the Pinna
Leishmaniasis is a parasitic infection that is endemic in some areas of Latin America, the Middle East, North Africa, and the Mediterranean. Mucocutaneous leishmaniasis is one of the three main clinical types of the disease. Biopsy of the lesion or a swab should be obtained for microbiological testing in order to…
Herpes zoster oticus, a term denoting the infection of the ear by varicella zoster virus (VZV), is one of the many clinical types of VZV described in the literature. In addition to ear pain and the characteristic vesicular eruptions on the skin, herpes zoster oticus frequently manifests with facial nerve palsy, and…
Skin infection is a general term referring to the invasion and multiplication of pathogens within the patient's epidermis, dermis and/or skin appendages. Causative agents may or may not be part of the physiological skin flora.
Owing to the wide variety of possible causes, skin infections clinically present in a…
Frostbite is a type of freezing injury, often accompanied by irreversible tissue damage.
Depending upon the depth of tissue damage, frostbite has been classified into various categories, each of which has its own characteristic clinical manifestations. These include: First-degree frostbite Commonly known as “frost…
Muckle Wells syndrome (MWS) is a rare genetic disorder that causes recurrent episodes of fever, skin rash, arthralgia/arthritis, and inflammation of the eye. Additionally, it is associated with serious complications such as bilateral sensorineural deafness and amyloidosis.
CAPS consists of three different diseases that…
Lymphadenitis is an infection of one or more lymph nodes and a common feature in a variety of disorders.
In some cases, lymphadenitis remains asymptomatic. When symptomatic, the lymph node may be swollen and palpable with pain and tenderness. Neck stiffness is a common symptoms with cervical lymph node enlargement…
Cartilage hair hypoplasia is a rare multisystemic genetic disorder demarcated by a short stature from birth, hypoplastic hair, various skeletal abnormalities and a variable degree of immunodeficiency that can be fatal in the absence of an early diagnosis. Clinical signs, results from imaging studies, and genetic testing…
Kaposi sarcoma is a multifocal neoplasm of reticuloendothelial cells. It was first described by Moritz Kaposi in 1872.
The skin lesions may be nodular, papular or blotchy and the colour may be red, purple, brown or black. These characteristics may also be seen under or on mucous membranes. The most common sites of…