Exfoliative Dermatitis Questions & Answers

Updated: Aug 15, 2019
  • Author: David Vearrier, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are the signs and symptoms of exfoliative dermatitis?

How is exfoliative dermatitis treated in the emergency department (ED)?

What are the most common causes of exfoliative dermatitis?

What is exfoliative dermatitis?

What is the pathophysiology of exfoliative dermatitis?

What causes exfoliative dermatitis?

Which medications may cause exfoliative dermatitis?

What is the prevalence of exfoliative dermatitis?

What are the racial predilections of exfoliative dermatitis?

What are the sexual predilections of exfoliative dermatitis?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of exfoliative dermatitis?

What is the prognosis of exfoliative dermatitis?

What is included in patient education about exfoliative dermatitis?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of exfoliative dermatitis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of exfoliative dermatitis?

What are the possible complications of exfoliative dermatitis?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Exfoliative Dermatitis?

Workup

What is included in the emergency department (ED) workup of exfoliative dermatitis?

Which lab tests are performed in the workup of exfoliative dermatitis?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of exfoliative dermatitis?

Which clinical procedures are performed in the workup of exfoliative dermatitis?

Treatment

How is exfoliative dermatitis treated?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with exfoliative dermatitis?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of exfoliative dermatitis?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of exfoliative dermatitis?

Which medications in the drug class Antirheumatic, Disease Modifying are used in the treatment of Exfoliative Dermatitis?

Which medications in the drug class Immunosuppressives are used in the treatment of Exfoliative Dermatitis?

Which medications in the drug class Antihistamines are used in the treatment of Exfoliative Dermatitis?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Exfoliative Dermatitis?