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Fever and erythema in the emergency room.
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PMID:  18070679     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The emergency department presents difficult cases for the consulting dermatologist. One of the most challenging is the patient who presents with fever and an erythematous rash. The differential diagnosis of the erythrodermic patient in the emergency room can include drug eruptions (DRESS syndrome), Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome, toxic shock syndrome, Kawasaki disease and Kawasaki disease-like Syndrome, and recalcitrant erythematous desquamating disorder. Evaluating these patients can be frustrating and requires patience and thoroughness to arrive at the correct diagnosis.
Lauren C Hughey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in cutaneous medicine and surgery     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1085-5629     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Cutan Med Surg     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-11     Completed Date:  2008-02-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9617260     Medline TA:  Semin Cutan Med Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  133-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA.
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MeSH Terms
AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections / diagnosis*,  immunology
Dermatitis, Exfoliative* / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy
Diagnosis, Differential
Emergency Service, Hospital
Epidermal Necrolysis, Toxic / diagnosis
Fever / etiology*
Immunoglobulins, Intravenous / therapeutic use*
Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome* / diagnosis,  therapy
Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome / diagnosis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Immunoglobulins, Intravenous

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