Erythema Annulare Centrifugum Questions & Answers

Updated: Sep 05, 2018
  • Author: Marisel Peralta-Abejo, MD, DPDS; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC)?

What is the pathophysiology of erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC)?

What causes erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC)?

What are the infectious causes of erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC)?

Which medications may cause erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC)?

Which malignancies cause erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC)?

What conditions are associates with erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC)?

What is the prevalence of erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC)?

What are the racial predilections of erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC)?

What are the sexual predilections of erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC)?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC)?

What is the prognosis of erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC)?

Which skin findings are characteristic of erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC)?

What are the possible complications of erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC)?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Erythema Annulare Centrifugum?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the diagnosis of erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the diagnosis of erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC)?

What is the role of biopsy in the diagnosis of erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC)?

Treatment

How is erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC) treated?

Which medications have been used successfully in the treatment of erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC)?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC)?

Medications

What is the goal of drug treatment for erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC)?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Erythema Annulare Centrifugum?