Bedside diagnostics in dermatology: Parasitic and noninfectious diseases

Robert G. Micheletti, Arturo R. Dominguez, Karolyn A. Wanat

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Abstract

In addition to aiding the diagnosis of viral, bacterial, and fungal diseases, mineral oil preparation, Tzanck smear, and other techniques can be used to diagnose parasitic infections, neonatal pustular dermatoses, blistering diseases, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, and a plethora of other benign and malignant conditions, including granulomatous diseases and tumors. In many cases, these techniques are specific, reliable, and easy to perform and interpret. In others, a certain amount of training and expertise are required. In the proper clinical scenario, these tests are rapid, economical, and compare favorably with other diagnostic methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-230
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume77
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2017

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Parasitic Diseases
Dermatology
Mineral Oil
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
Mycoses
Virus Diseases
Skin Diseases
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • bedside diagnostic tests
  • mineral oil preparation
  • parasitic infections
  • quality improvement
  • rapid diagnosis
  • skin snip
  • Tzanck smear

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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Bedside diagnostics in dermatology : Parasitic and noninfectious diseases. / Micheletti, Robert G.; Dominguez, Arturo R.; Wanat, Karolyn A.

In: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Vol. 77, No. 2, 01.08.2017, p. 221-230.

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