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Cutaneous manifestations of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

Weinstein, Sari; Piette, Warren
Many different cutaneous lesions or cutaneous-systemic syndromes can be the presenting sign of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS), or can develop during the course of disease. None of these conditions are specific for APS. Livedo reticularis or racemosa is commonly seen in APS, but it is one of the least specific findings. Other diseases are less commonly seen, in either their idiopathic or APS-associated form, but are more suggestive of APS. APS should be considered in patients who may appear to have idiopathic livedo reticularis with cerebrovascular accidents (Sneddon's syndrome), atrophie blanche, livedoid vasculitis, malignant atrophic papulosis, or anetoderma. Finally, retiform (branching, stellate) purpura or necrosis is perhaps the most characteristic cutaneous lesion of many different cutaneous microvascular occlusion syndromes, including APS
PMID: 18207066
ISSN: 0889-8588
CID: 141529

Allergic contact dermatitis to mango flesh [Case Report]

Weinstein, Sari; Bassiri-Tehrani, Shirley; Cohen, David E
A 22-year-old white female student presented to the Emergency Department with a 2-day history of patchy pruritic erythema of the face, neck, and arms with periorbital edema. The eruption began as an isolated patch of nasal erythema, with subsequent extension to involve the entire face. Within 2 days, fine pinpoint papules were noted on the face, anterior chest, neck, and upper extremities. Periorbital edema was present without intraoral abnormalities or laryngeal changes. An erythematous, mildly lichenified plaque was noted on the ventral left wrist. The past medical history was significant for two similar, milder episodes of allergic reactions of uncertain etiology occurring within the previous 2 months. The previous eruptions resolved after treatment with oral loratodine and topical fluocinonide cream 0.05%. The patient denied any history of contact urticaria or new household or personal hygiene contactants, although she did report frequent ingestion of peeled mangoes. Her brother had a history of eczematous dermatitis. In the Emergency Department, the patient was administered intravenous diphenhydramine and a single 50 mg dose of oral prednisone. She continued treatment with a 5-day course of prednisone, 50 mg daily, with loratodine, 20 mg daily, and diphenhydramine as needed; however, no symptomatic improvement was seen over 4 days. She was then advised to restart fluocinonide cream twice daily. Patch testing was performed to the North American Contact Dermatitis Group Standard Series utilizing methods of the International Contact Dermatitis research group with Finn chambers. Mango skin and mango flesh harvested 5 mm below the skin surface were also placed in duplicate and tested under Finn chambers. Positive (1+) reactions were noted to nickel and p-tertbutylphenol formaldehyde resin, and bullous reactions were found to mango skin and surface flesh in duplicate (Fig. 1). Complete avoidance of mango led to resolution of the initial eruption. The clinical relevance of nickel and p-tertbutylphenol formaldehyde resin was thought to be associated with the wrist lesion immediately below a glued portion of a wristwatch strap and metal clasp
PMID: 15009389
ISSN: 0011-9059
CID: 46183

Systemic contact dermatitis to doxepin [Case Report]

Brancaccio, Ronald R; Weinstein, Sari
Although allergic contact dermatitis to topical preparations of doxepin has been published, systemic contact dermatitis from oral doxepin is more of a theoretical consideration and is rarely reported. We report a case of a patient with contact allergy to doxepin hydrochloride 5% cream who developed a systemic contact dermatitis to oral doxepin
PMID: 12884464
ISSN: 1545-9616
CID: 39127