Medical Dermatology

Chicken Pox

Chicken pox (also called varicella) is a classically childhood skin disease that is caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes shingles in adults.

It causes a self-limiting rash composed of vesicles (small fluids filled blisters) all over the skin.

These lesions progress […]

Cellulitis

Cellulitis is an infection of the deeper subcutaneous layers of the skin with a classic set of signs and symptoms including redness, pain, and warmth, and swelling. (The picture of cellulitis affecting a person’s left leg above shows the redness and swelling, as well […]

Cyclosporine

Cyclosporine (also known as ciclosproin) is an immunosuppressant drug. It specifically inhibits T-lymphocytes, a type of immune cell that functions to stimulate and organize an immune response.

A person’s immune system normally functions to protect the body from infection and cancer. However, when the immune […]

Cutanea Larva Migrans

Cutanea larva migrans is skin condition caused by infection with a parasitic worm.

In the united states the most common organism causing this disease goes by the name of Ancylostoma braziliense – a species of hookworm.

In order to reproduce this organism must infect a host […]

Becker’s Nevus

Becker’s nevus is an uncommon (but not rare) benign skin lesion.

“Nevus” is another word for a mole and as such this growth appears as a very large and irregularly shaped mole. Which can be present at birth but most appear in puberty.

The most common […]

April 19, 2018