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Skin failure and emergency dermatology 

Skin failure and emergency dermatology
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Skin failure and emergency dermatology
Author(s):

Susan Burge

, Rubeta Matin

, and Dinny Wallis

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198747925.003.0005
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date: 05 August 2020

This chapter discusses the problems that are likely to be referred to the emergency unit. Many of these are life-threatening, and there is guidance on how to diagnose and manage dermatological emergencies. Topics include how to manage sick patients with rash and fever, vasculitic rashes, including meningococcal septicaemia, anaphylaxis, skin failure, blistering rashes, generalized pustular rashes, and severe drug reactions.

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