Common Skin Diseases in Africa : an Illustrated Guide by Colette van Hees, Ben Naafs

By Colette van Hees, Ben Naafs

This up-to-date, photo-illustrated advisor, which covers Southern, East and West Africa, presents a brief and simple reference for analysis and administration of universal dermis illnesses, together with leprosy. dermis sickness is usually ignored as a trivial but if care is taken to make the right kind prognosis and institute the correct therapy, the administration of epidermis ailments frequently ends up in nice development and pride for the sufferer and wellbeing and fitness care paintings alike. Required remedies needn't be dear and come in the neighborhood. in lots of situations pores and skin illness may be a hallmark of alternative difficulties, relatively if stimulated through concommitant HIV an infection. The frequent advent of antiretroviral remedy (ARV) has ended in particular pores and skin problems because of immune reconstitution syndrome (IRIS), hence right analysis and therapy provision are vital matters handled during this consultant.

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72. Depigmentation after treatment of warts with liquid nitrogen. This will heal in time. 55 PLANTAR WARTS These are also common and they usually give no complaints. When this is the case they are best left alone. Sometimes they cause pain or discomfort urging the patient to seek treatment. It is then best to recommend non-aggressive therapy. Fig. 73. Plantar wart. 56 73 Management of plantar warts - Regular flattening of the wart with a pumice stone, callus file or knife is usually enough to keep the warts asymptomatic.

54. Chickenpox in a 10 year old boy. HERPES ZOSTER Herpes zoster or shingles is the recrudescence of a latent varicella-zoster infection in the partially immune host. After a short period of itch, tenderness or pain along one or occasionally several dermatomes on one side of the body papules and plaques appear which quickly change into blisters. Most often thoracic and cervical dermatomes are affected. If the ophthalmic branch of the trigeminal nerve is involved a keratoconjunctivitis may develop and can lead to blindness.

55 PLANTAR WARTS These are also common and they usually give no complaints. When this is the case they are best left alone. Sometimes they cause pain or discomfort urging the patient to seek treatment. It is then best to recommend non-aggressive therapy. Fig. 73. Plantar wart. 56 73 Management of plantar warts - Regular flattening of the wart with a pumice stone, callus file or knife is usually enough to keep the warts asymptomatic. - If there is only one or a few lesions curettage can be successful.

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