Bernard Cohen, Author at Dermatology Advisor

Bernard Cohen

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Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (Wiskott-Aldrich-Huntley syndrome, eczema-thrombocytopenia-immunodeficiency syndrome)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Wiskott- Aldrich syndrome (WAS) is characterized by the triad of recurrent pyogenic infections: bleeding due to thrombocytopenia and platelet dysfunction, and recalcitrant eczematous dermatitis. Characteristic findings on physical examination Characteristic findings include petechiae and ecchymoses of the skin and oral…

Rubella (German measles)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Rubella is characterized by a prodrome of fever, headache, and upper respiratory symptoms, followed 1 to 5 days later by an exanthem that spreads cephalocaudally. The rash resolves in 2-3 days in the direction in which it started. Characteristic findings…

Roseola Infantum (exanthum subitum, sixth disease)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Roseola infamtum is a common infectious disease of infancy characterized by a rash proceeded for 3-5 days by high fever (40-40.5°C; 104-105°F) in an otherwise healthy appearing infant. Characteristic findings on physical examination These include rose pink macules and papules…

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