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Sometimes cold sores and other lesions on the face and skin can be misdiagnosed as something that is not so serious as Impetigo. A crusty lesion will appear on the body. Sometimes, other symptoms may come with the lesions including fever or itchiness. If you have Impetigo, then you should stay...Read More

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The contagiuos bacterial skin infection characterized by weeping lesions is

Impetigo.

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Is only available in cream and other topical forms-ketoconazole impairs the synthesis of ergosterol, allowing increased cell permeability and leakage of cellular components, leading to cell death (p. 163; nursing pharmacology by a. karch). the azoles (e.g. ketoconazole) are a group of synthetic...Read More

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Gastrointestinal dysfunction or disease-caution should be used when systemic antifungal agents are administered to anyone with a known allergy; during pregnancy and lactation (use should be reserved for life-threatening infections); or to patients with renal or liver disease (which could either...Read More

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Is a superficial fungal infection-candidiasis is yeastlike and prefers moist environments. normal inhabitant, found in gi tract, mouth, and vagina. pathophys: irritating toxins reach the skin surface (when fungi are present -> create toxins). risk factors are dm, antibiotic treatment, birth...Read More

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Is generally present on the buttocks and thighs-[ecthyma] is often seen on the buttocks and thighs of children. with extensive ecthyma, there is a low-grade fever and extension of the infection to other organs. impetigo does not involve a fever. impetigo is spread by direct person-to-person...Read More

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May lie dormant ventral ganglia nerve root for many years-is also known as shingles. pathophysiology: lies dormant in dorsal ganglia nerve root for many years. thought to appear in later life as cell mediated immunity declines (declined immune system) . risk factors: chickenpox during childhood,...Read More

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Primarily affects the lateral sides of the face-rosaceao is a chronic skin disorder of middle-aged and older persons. the disease has a variety of clinical manifestations (blushing, presence of telagiectatic vessels, eruption of inflammatory papules and pustules) that primarily affect the central...Read More

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None of the above-chronic urticaria prmiaily affects adults and is twice as common in women as in men. usually its cause cannot be determined. it appears to be an autoimmune disorder in a substantial numberof persons. approximately 40% of persons with chronic urticaria have circulating igg...Read More

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