Darshan C Vaidya

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Prurigo nodularis (PN) is a benign neurodermatitis of unknown etiology characterized by firm, hyperkeratotic pruritic nodules most commonly localized symmetrically on the bilateral extensor lower extremities. PN represents a primary dermatological condition or a dermatological manifestation of repeated traumatic manipulation secondary to chronic pruritus.(More)
Impetigo herpetiformis (IH) (pustular psoriasis of pregnancy) is a rare, potentially life-threatening pustular dermatosis of pregnancy that typically occurs in the third trimester and can be associated with hypocalcemia (1) and/or low serum levels of vitamin D (2). Although some authors consider IH as a distinct pregnancy dermatosis (3), most concur that it(More)
The histopathologic findings from a pustule specimen from the right arm showed a dense dermal neutrophilic infiltrate consistent with an abscess (Figure 2). Grocott methenamine silver (GMS) staining was performed and showed a few small budding yeast fragments (Figure 3). There was no overt evidence of herpes virus infection. Tissue culture yielded(More)
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