HIV Rash

By on February 2nd, 2018 in Skin

Rashes itself is not a diagnosis or a disease but indicate an underlying condition, infection or drug reactions (1). Most of them are non-infectious or self-limiting. They may appear throughout the body or may be limited to different body parts. The name HIV rash itself is scary. Here the term ‘rash’ is not what scares, […]

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By on February 1st, 2018 in Skin

What is Lichenification of skin? Definition: Skin ‘Lichenification’ occurs when there is chronic irritation or itching of the skin that leads to thickening of the skin at the site due to repeated scratching (1, 2, 3, 4). It looks thick and leathery with prominent skin cracks and scales. Picture 1 : Image shows an area […]

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By on December 25th, 2017 in Skin

What is Petechiae? Definition : When small blood vessels (capillaries) break under the skin, they cause reddish, brownish or purplish spots over the skin, which resemble rashes (3). When the size of the spots is less than 3 mm, they are called as Petechiae (4). It does not blanch when pressure is applied on it. […]

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By on November 30th, 2017 in Skin

What is Ecchymosis? Definition The blood vessels (capillaries) under the skin are very minute. When they rupture, blood can escape from the vessels to the surrounding tissues. Rupture of the blood vessels can normally happen with or without trauma. Under normal conditions the broken vessels are immediately sealed by platelets which come together and forming […]

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Infantigo/ Impetigo

By on November 22nd, 2017 in Skin

What is Infantigo? It is a highly contagious bacterial infection, seen usually in children of age 2 years to 5 years. It may affect elder children and adults too. It is a very common skin infection among children. [2] Is it Infantigo or Impetigo? Infantigo is same as Impetigo. It is pronounced as ‘im-pet-eye-go’[3] For […]

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