Medical News Today: What is the difference between nummular eczema and ringworm?

Nummular eczema and ringworm can both cause red, itchy patches on the skin. However, nummular eczema typically causes coin-shaped patches, while ringworm tends to result in ring-shaped areas. These two conditions have different causes and treatments, so it is important to be able to tell them apart. Learn more here.
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In this study, we describe the case of a 23-year-old white man whose presentation and diagnosis of LABD ultimately led to the discovery of underlying primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and ulcerative colitis (UC). His dermatitis resolved with topical steroids and dapsone, and he is undergoing systemic treatment for his UC and PSC. This exceptional case further validates the association between LABD with UC, strengthens that with PSC, and underscores the importance of alerting clinicians to consider conducting a systemic workup in addition to thorough medication history on making the diagnosis of LABD.
Source: The American Journal of Dermatopathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research
Abstract: Dermatitis herpetiformis is a rare, chronic autoimmune disorder characterized by intense pruritic papules and vesicles, which can be associated with celiac disease and other autoimmune disorders. Its histologic characteristic is the accumulation of neutrophils within the papillary dermis with granular deposition of immunoglobulin A (IgA) observed under direct immunofluorescence. Herein, we report a 58-year-old woman who presented with a vesicular rash on the buttocks. The patient reported a recent history of genital herpes, Entamoeba histolytica colitis, recurrent hives, and eczema. A representative biopsy demo...
Source: The American Journal of Dermatopathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Extraordinary Case Report Source Type: research
In conclusion, the administration of B. longum CCFM1029 helped to ameliorate AD by suppressing polarized Th2 immune responses and regulating the gut microbiota and short-chain fatty acids metabolism.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Functional Foods - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Authors: Čepelak I, Dodig S, Pavić I Abstract There is an increasing number of experimental, genetic and clinical evidence of atopic dermatitis expression as a pre-condition for later development of other atopic diseases such as asthma, food allergy and allergic rhinitis. Atopic dermatitis is a heterogeneous, recurrent childhood disease, also present in the adult age. It is increasingly attributed to systemic features and is characterized by immunological and skin barrier integrity and function dysregulation. To maintain the protective function of the skin barrier, in particular the maintenance of pH, hydration a...
Source: Biochemia Medica - Category: Biochemistry Tags: Biochem Med (Zagreb) Source Type: research
Authors: Huang D, Chen K, Zhang FR, Yang S, Guo Q, Xu JH, Li H, Tan GZ, Yang BQ, Lu QJ, Zheng J, Li LF, Gu H Abstract Background: Run Zao Zhi Yang capsule (RZZYC) has been widely applied for eczema treatment as a traditional Chinese medicine, while its efficacy has not been scientifically investigated. Objective: We conducted this multiple-centers, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to investigate the effectiveness and safety of RZZYC on the treatment of patients with mild to moderate chronic eczema. Methods: 240 patients were randomly assigned into the experimental group and the placebo group. The ...
Source: Journal of Dermatological Treatment - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Dermatolog Treat Source Type: research
We report a case of noninfectious vacuolar interface dermatitis associated with colonic and perianal ulceration in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), which responded to immunosuppressive treatment. Our findings suggest that interface dermatitis in the setting of AIDS may warrant further gastrointestinal evaluation and may respond to immunosuppression. AbstractWe report a case of noninfectious vacuolar interface dermatitis associated with colonic and perianal ulceration in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), which responded to immunosuppressive treatment. Our findings suggest tha...
Source: Clinical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: A variety of benign skin lesions were seen in the present study in a wide age distribution range. The most common skin diseases observed in this study were skin appendage disorders, benign skin and adnexal tumors, pigmentation disorders, and papulosquamous lesions. PMID: 31219488 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research
Conclusions: Elderly patients with LOAD constitute the majority of adults hospitalized with AD. As in ambulatory AD patients, there are significant differences in medical background, clinical picture, laboratory characteristics, and response to treatment between hospitalized LOAD and COAD patients. There is a need to determine diagnostic criteria and treatment guidelines for these patients.Dermatology
Source: Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Placebo and nocebo effects have been shown to influence subjective symptoms such as itch. These effects can be induced by influencing outcome expectations through, for example, combining the application of an inert substance (e.g., a cream) with verbal suggestions on the anticipated effects of this substance. Interestingly, placebo effects also occur when it is known that a treatment is inert (i.e. open-label placebo). However, no study to date has examined the efficacy of negative and positive verbal suggestions under similar open-label and closed-label (i.e. concealed placebo/nocebo) conditions in itch. A randomized cont...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Red, itchy and inflamed skin is a well-known symptom of what's generally called eczema. While there are a variety of conditions described in this way, the most common type of eczema is atopic dermatitis. Occasionally, complications develop and the skin becomes infected. When this happens, there are a number of treatment options available. Consult your doctor or medical practitioner if you have any questions regarding your eczema treatment plan, but in the meantime, here are some things you'll want to know about the condition. When eczema becomes infected, there are a variety of treatments.  What causes an ec...
Source: Advanced Tissue - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Wound Care Wound Infection Source Type: news
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