Erythroderma (Generalized Exfoliative Dermatitis) Questions & Answers

Updated: Oct 15, 2020
  • Author: Sanusi H Umar, MD, FAAD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is exfoliative dermatitis (ED)?

What is the pathophysiology of exfoliative dermatitis (ED)?

Which cutaneous and associated systemic diseases cause exfoliative dermatitis (ED)?

What are the most common causes of exfoliative dermatitis (ED)?

Which drugs have been implicated in the etiology of exfoliative dermatitis (ED)?

What are the demographics of exfoliative dermatitis (ED)?

What is the prognosis of exfoliative dermatitis (ED)?

What information should be provided in the patient education on exfoliative dermatitis (ED)?

Presentation

What is the clinical history of exfoliative dermatitis (ED)?

What are the physical findings in exfoliative dermatitis (ED)?

What are the complications of exfoliative dermatitis (ED)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Erythroderma (Generalized Exfoliative Dermatitis)?

Workup

Which lab studies are indicated in the workup of exfoliative dermatitis (ED)?

When are imaging studies indicated in the workup of exfoliative dermatitis (ED)?

What other studies are indicated in the workup of exfoliative dermatitis (ED)?

What does a skin biopsy contribute to the workup of exfoliative dermatitis (ED)?

What are the histologic findings of exfoliative dermatitis (ED)?

Treatment

How is exfoliative dermatitis (ED) treated?

What is the medical care for exfoliative dermatitis (ED)?

Which biologic agents are available for the treatment for exfoliative dermatitis (ED)?

What is the treatment for mycosis fungoides relative to exfoliative dermatitis (ED)?

What is the treatment of atopic dermatitis relative to exfoliative dermatitis (ED)?

Which medications are used for the treatment of exfoliative dermatitis (ED)?

Which specialist consultations are indicated in the treatment of exfoliative dermatitis (ED)?

What dietary recommendations are indicated in the treatment of exfoliative dermatitis (ED)?

What activity restrictions are indicated in the treatment of exfoliative dermatitis (ED)?

How is exfoliative dermatitis (ED) prevented?

What is involved in long-term monitoring of patients with exfoliative dermatitis (ED)?

Medications

Which medications are used to treat exfoliative dermatitis (ED)?

Which medications in the drug class Biologics are used in the treatment of Erythroderma (Generalized Exfoliative Dermatitis)?

Which medications in the drug class Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors are used in the treatment of Erythroderma (Generalized Exfoliative Dermatitis)?

Which medications in the drug class Retinoids are used in the treatment of Erythroderma (Generalized Exfoliative Dermatitis)?

Which medications in the drug class Calcineurin Inhibitors are used in the treatment of Erythroderma (Generalized Exfoliative Dermatitis)?

Which medications in the drug class Antihistamines are used in the treatment of Erythroderma (Generalized Exfoliative Dermatitis)?

Which medications in the drug class Topical steroids are used in the treatment of Erythroderma (Generalized Exfoliative Dermatitis)?