The following type of skin lesion may be seen in which conditions?
B. Lichen Planus
C. Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
D. All of the above
Ans:D. All of the above.
The patient is suffering from Exfoliative Dermatitis.
- Erythroderma (also known as “Exfoliative dermatitis,” “Dermatitis exfoliativa”) is an inflammatory skin disease with erythema and scaling that affects nearly the entire cutaneous surface.
- Erythroderma is generalized exfoliative dermatitis, which involves 90% or more of the patient’s skin.
- The most common cause of erythroderma is exacerbation of an underlying skin disease, such as psoriasis, contact dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, lichen planus, pityriasis rubra pilaris or a drug reaction.
- Primary erythroderma is less frequent and is usually seen in cases of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, in particular in Sézary’s disease.
- Treat the primary cause or the exacerbation may persisist and reincide.
- Topical steroids are the primary category of medications used to treat exfoliative dermatitis (ED).