Communication strategies for a successful inpatient dermatology consultative service: a narrative review
A successful inpatient consultative service must address many unique challenges in providing specialty care within the local hospital environment in balance with optimizing health care delivery for that particular consult discipline.
Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis: clinical patterns, diagnostic considerations, etiology, and therapeutic management
Severe cutaneous adverse reactions are associated
with significant morbidity and mortality. They may be
life-threatening for the affected patient and difficult to
treat. Such conditions include toxic epidermal necrolysis
(TEN), Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), acute generalized
exanthematous pustulosis and drug reaction with
eosinophilia and systemic symptoms. Due to the fact
that prognosis, etiology and treatment of the various
reactions differ, a clear diagnosis based on the specific
clinical pattern is important. This review will focus on the
clinical presentations, pathogenesis, and important diagnostic
and therapeutic considerations in the management
of SJS and TEN.
The Role of the Hospital Dermatologist in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Calciphylaxis and Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis
Calciphylaxis and nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF, previously known as nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy, NFD) are 2 severe skin disorders found in patients with renal impairment.
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This review will provide a compilation of updates on epidemiology, pathology, evaluation, and classification with a predominant focus on therapeutics, reflecting the growth is this area.
Dermatologists frequently are consulted in the evaluation and management of the patient with cellulitic-appearing skin. Although the dermatologist may be consulted early on in the patient’s course, more often a dermatology consult is requested when a patient fails to respond to treatment.