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Drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms, or DRESS,
needs to be included in the differential diagnosis when a patient presents with
fever and a rash 1-8 weeks after starting a drug, according to Heather R.
Warnings about severe skin reactions associated with the antiretroviral drug etravirine are being strengthened to include reports of hypersensitivity reactions and fatal cases of toxic epidermolysis necrolysis associated with the drug, says a notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration's MedWatch site.
Bone wax, a combination of beeswax and isopropyl, is one of the nontraditional topical hemostatic agents Dr. Daniel Berg keeps on hand. As chief of dermatologic surgery at the University of Washington, Seattle, Dr. Berg has used it twice to tamponade bleeding of a bone: once on the skull and once in the nasal region.
Three potentially lethal yet treatable bacterial infections often produce a petechial rash: Staphylococcus aureus sepsis, meningococcal disease, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Dr. Samuel R. Dominguez noted at a conference on pediatric infectious diseases sponsored by the Children's Hospital, Denver.
Thermal injuries from explosions of conventional weapons are classified as quaternary blast injuries. The rapidly expanding fireball from the explosion may cause flash burns over exposed body parts (e.g., hands, neck, and head).
Case Study Name: Clear Drainage from Groin