Introduction/preface.- The algorithmic approach to the unidentified rash.- Anaphylaxis.- Pemphigus Vulgaris.- Steven Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis.- Erythema Multiforme.- Measles.- Kawasaki Disease.- Toxic Shock Syndrome.- Scarlet Fever.- Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome.- Varicella.- Omphalitis.- Human Immunodeficiency Virus-associated rashes.- Syphilis.- Meningococcemia.- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and serious tick borne-illnesses (Lyme, erlichiosis, babeosis, tick paralysis).- Henoch Scholein Purpura.- Necrotizing Infections.- Erythroderma.- Drug-Associated Hypersensitivity Syndrome (DHS)/Drug Rash with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS) Syndrome.- Ebola and hemorrhagic fever.- Potential bioterrorism agents with mucocutaneous findings (anthrax, plague, tularemia, smallpox, ricin).- Other potentially life-threatening conditions with mucocutaneous findings (diphtheria, leptospirosis, murine typhus, typhoid fever, dengue
This book is a visually focused and clinically relevant volume detailing pearls and practical points regarding acute life-threatening rashes. Each chapter covers life-threatening causes of rash or their significant mimics, including Steven Johnson Syndrome, Kawasaki Disease, and HIV. The authors discuss the classic presentation of rashes along with associated symptoms. Additionally, they examine atypical presentations of the rash and key physical exam findings to confirm or exclude the life-threatening diagnosis. The chapters are highly visual with multiple color photos as well as tables to aid the clinician in differentiating between other mimicking conditions and causes of rashes. Coverage continues beyond diagnosis to include management and potential complications. Each chapter concludes with clinical pearls or take-away points that clinicians can easily memorize for quick decision making. This is an ideal reference for all clinicians who encounter patients with rashes, particularly emergency medicine providers.
Emily Rose, MD, FAAP, FAAEM, FACEP is Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. She has led courses on emergency medicine worldwide and is the Director of Pre-Health Undergraduate Studies at Keck School of Medicine and core Emergency Medicine faculty at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center.