This text will become an invaluable resource for medical students. Practice points are found clinical scenarios about essential bacterial skin infections. The skin is readily visible, and therefore visual inspection remains the most important means of accurate dermatologic diagnosis. Skin bacterial infections are no exception. Morphology, symptoms, exposure, and time course generally establish the diagnosis. This text will provide many informations to assist you in recognizing most common bacterial skin infections.
Fungal infections are assuming a greater importance, largely because of their increasing incidence among transplant patients and other immunocompromised individuals, including those with AIDS. As a result alike need to be familiar with clinical presentation and methods for the diagnosis of these infections, as well as the current treatment choices. In this lecture are a succinct account of the clinical manifestations, laboratory diagnosis and management of the fungal infections.
Dermatology is a particularly visual specialty. First part of presentation is focused on basic information about the structure and the function of the skin. We introduce the technical vocabulary of dermatologic description, also known as morphology. Accurately identifying morphology is an essential step in generating a differential diagnosis. Use of standard dermatologic terminology is also critical for effective clinical documentation, research, and communication with other health care providers.