Posts Tagged ‘diagnosis’

STI – Confirmation of Diagnosis and Treatment

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

How is a Sexually transmitted infection (STI) diagnosed ? Blood and urine samples enable to detect common STIs (Chlamydial infections, HIV, Gonorrhoea (Gonorrhea), Syphilis). However, local sampling on the skin and mucous membranes and of discharge fluides according to the guidance of the doctor (physician) will confirm the diagnosis. Can all STIs be cured ? […]

Vitiligo (For Professionals)

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Vitiligo (For Professionals) Vitiligo affects around 1% of the population and is more visible in darker races. It is important to follow these steps: 1. See a dermatologist: -to confirm the diagnosis. -to classify the vitiligo: extent and distribution. -to ascertain its behaviour (stable for 6 months or evolutive?) -to follow an algorythm of treatment […]

Mesothelioma and the Skin: Mesothelioma can initially be Diagnosed on Skin Lesions (For Professionnals)

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

Mesothelioma can initially be Diagnosed on Skin Lesions: Malignant mesothelioma presenting as a lip tumor: report of two cases with one unrecognized by 166 pathologists. Beer TW, Heenan PJ. Am J Dermatopathol. 2007 Aug;29(4):388-91. Cutaneous metastases as the first manifestation of pleural malignant mesothelioma. Maiorana A, Giusti F, Cesinaro AM, Conti A, Rossi G. J […]

Tokelau (Tinea Imbricata): Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis (For professionals)

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis Diagnosis is clinical and can be confirmed by scale scrapings and fungal culture. In acute presentation in can be confused with secondary syphilis, granuloma annulare and erythema annulare centrifugum. In chronic presentation it can look like ichtyosis and erythema gyratum repens. Bibliography

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