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  • Page extent: 222 pages
  • Size: 216 x 138 mm
  • Weight: 0.3 kg

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  • Dewey number: 616.5/075
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: RL71 .S53 2006
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Dermatology
    • Skin--Diseases
    • Skin Diseases--diagnosis--Case Reports
    • Skin Diseases--therapy--Case Reports

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521616584 | ISBN-10: 0521616581)




INDEX

abacus tumor, 156–157

Accutane, 171, 177

acetylcholine, supersensitivity to, 74

acne

   cause of, 171, 178

   creeping eruption from, 171–173

   cysts from, 171

   dog heartworm and, 172

   history and, 177

   questions for, 178–180

   strange case of, 177–180

   tar mist and, 178

   treatment for, 171

acrodynia, 30

acycolvir, 130, 175

adrenergic urticaria, 64

   medication for, 64

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Doyle), xii

airborne allergens, imaginative challenges to, 9

Alka-Seltzer, 51

allergen

   avoidance of, 86

   leaking out of, 116

allergy

   eosinophilia and, 112

   nutritional, 111

alopecia areata, 150–152

   bacterial infection and, 151

   cause of, 150

   focal infection and, 7

   questions for, 151–152

   treatment for, 151

anaphylaxis, 9

angioedema, 130

   cold sores and, 130

angiokeratoma corporis diffusum. See Fabry’s disease

anhidrosis, 30

Antabuse, 102

apocrine sweat gland, 11

   in animals, 12

   testing of, 12

aquadynia, 19–20

aquagenic urticaria, 16, 22

argyria, 36

   cause of, 37

   questions for, 38

   sun and, 37

Argyrol, 36

arthritis, viral infection and, 108

atopic eczema, 40

autoimmune progesterone dermatitis, 70, 89

   treatment of, 70

autoimmunity

   to cortisone, 24

   definition of, 24

   to estrogen, 24

bacillary angiomatosis, 81

bacteria, “fish odor syndrome” and, 66

bald spots, 150–152

bath, pain and, 19–20

Bazex’s syndrome, internal causes

Beau’s lines, in fingernails, 7

Bell, Joseph, xii

biotin, 27

black blisters, 191–194

   history and, 191

   as malignant melanoma, 192

   questions for, 193–194

black, blue spots, 138–139

   history and, 138

   questions for, 139

black face, 37

black sweat

   case of, 10–13

   color source of, 12

   historical examples of, 11

   questions about, 13

   source of, 11, 12

blisters. See also fever blisters; scratch blisters; water blisters

   batteries and, 126

   black, 191–194

   hormonal, 68–70

   IgE and, 126

   poison ivy and, 174

   questions for, 89, 127, 175

   shingles and, 174–176

   skin test and, 88–90

   testing of, 126

   treatment for,

blue skin, 36–38.

     See also argyria

blue spots, 42–44

   cause of, 42

   questions for, 44

breast tissue, autoimmune sensitivity to, 118

brown spots, 51–52

   cause of, 51

   fixed drug eruption and, 51

   questions for, 52

bullous erythema multiforme, 69

bullous pemphigoid, 126

carbon, as tattoo pigment, 43

cause. See also internal causes

   patient history and, 3

   proving of, 8

chemicals

   conjecture and, 6

   sensitization from, 102

Cheyletus malaccensis, 72

cholecystectomy, 7

cholinergic hives, 74

cholinergic urticaria, 62

chromidrosis, 11.

    See also black sweat

chronic erythroderma, 112–114

   questions for, 113

chronic facial sore, dental abscess and, 189

chronic fatigue, 130

chronic hand eczema, food and, 6

chronic hives

   dental infection and, 99

   incidence rate of, 99

clonidine, 20

cold

   histamine release from, 91

   reaction to, 91–92

   pain from, 91–92

cold sensitivity, questions for, 92

cold sores

   angioedema and, 130

   questions about, 108

comedones, 171

confirmation

   by challenge, 8–9

   drugs and, 8

   of focal infections, 8

   positive challenges and, 9

conjecture, 5–7

   chemicals and, 6

   contactants and, 6

   drugs and, 5

   food and, 6

contact dermatitis, 6

contactants, 6

copper, sensitivity to, 75

copper intrauterine device (IUD), hives and, 75

coronary revascularization

   neurologic symptoms and, 40

   problems from, 40

cortisone

   autoimmunity from, 24

   side effects from, 72

creeping cyst

   acne and, 171–173

   cutaneous larva migrans and, 172

   questions for, 172

creeping eruption

   acne and, 171–173

   in skin, 172

cryodynia

cutaneous hernia, 83

cutaneous larva migrans, 172

cutaneous scleroderma, 124

cystitis, lichen planus and, 166

cysts. See also creeping cyst

   from acne, 171

danazol, 129

delusional psychoses, cause of, 41

delusions of parasitosis, 40, 133–134

   cause of, 40

   of stroke victims, 40

dental abscess, chronic facial sore and, 189

dental infection, chronic hives and, 99

depigmentation, 46

   questions for, 47

   studying of, 46

dermatitis. See also weeping dermatitis

   cause of, 8, 72

   from ethyl cyanoacrylate, 147

   evaluation and, 61

   exfoliative, 112–114

   eyedrops and, 112

   factitial, 69

   flowers and, 71–73

   gold implant and, 182

   golf course and, 101–103

   history and, 59

   infectious eczematoid, 181

   mites and, 72

   multiple personalities and, 59–61

   from poison ivy, 60

   questions for, 61, 73, 182

   testing for, 7, 59

   from thiram, 101

   women’s hormones and, 24

dermatologic detective(s)

   conjecture for, 5–7

   instructions for, 3

   patient history and, 3–5

   skills for, 3

dermatomyositis, internal causes and, 6

dermographism, 85, 116

diabetes, blue spots and, 42

diabetes mellitus, 40

diagnoses, conjecture for, 5–7

diet, allergen confirmation and, 8

dirofilarial infection, 172

dirofilariasis, in humans, 172

dissociative hysteria, multiple personality syndrome as, 61

doctors, moral for, xi

dog sensitivity, granuloma annulare and, 154

Doyle, Arthur Conan, xii

drug allergies

   as dose dependent, 49

   to eyedrops, 112

   questions about, 113

drugs. See also medications

   allergy to, 49

   confirmation of, 8

   patch test and, 8

dry mouth, 158–160.

     See also xerostomia

   cause of, 159

   questions about, 159

   stress and, 159

dysosmia, 161

   causes of, 162

   “olfactory stroke” and, 163

   questions for, 163

   testing of, 162

eczema

   chronic, 6

   foods and, 184

   on hands, 184–187

Elion, Gertrude, 89

eosinophilia, allergy and, 112

epidermis. See also skin

   function of, 34

   scratch blisters on, 33

   shedding of, 147

epidermolysis bullosa acquisita, 33

   cause of, 33, 34

   epidermis in, 33

erythema annulare centrifugum, 115

   food and, 6

   mold and, 116

   patterns of, 115

   questions for, 117, 119

   rope-like lesions and, 118–120

erythema multiforme, 4

   bullous form of, 88

   from herpes simplex, 89

erythroderma

   chronic, 112–114

   questions for, 113

essential progressive telangiectasia, 80–82

   confirmation of, 81

   history and, 80

   questions for, 81

   treatment of, 81

estrogen, autoimmunity to, 24

estrogen dermatitis, 24

estrogen sensitivity

   questions for, 25

   skin problems from, 24

ethyl cyanoacrylate, 147

exercise urticaria, 9

exfoliative dermatitis, 112–114

eyedrops

   sensitivity to, 112

   side effects from, 113

Fabry’s disease, 30

   description of, 30

   inheritance of, 31

   questions for, 32

   treatment for, 31

facial skin, 78

   elastic tissue and, 78

facial sore, chronic, 189

factitial dermatitis, 69

factitial purpura, 139

factitial ulcer, 189

   questions for, 190

fat lobule, 156

fatigue, chronic, 130

feet

   cutaneous hernias in, 83

   firm bumps on, 83

   pain in, 83–84

fever blisters, 107–109.

     See also herpes gladiatorum

   cause of, 107

   questions about, 108

fingernails

   Beau’s lines in, 7

   internal causes and, 7

fingertips

   internal causes and, 7

   painful, 53–55

“fish odor syndrome,” 65.

     See also trimethylaminuria

   cause of, 65

   contributors to, 66

   medication for, 66

   questions for, 67

   source of, 66

fixed drug eruption, 49

   brown spots and, 51

Flagyl, 52

   for “fish odor syndrome,” 66

   lichen planus and, 166

flowers, dermatitis from, 71–73

flushing

   food and, 6

   questions for, 86

focal infection

   alopecia areata and, 7

   hand eruptions and, 7

   internal causes and, 7

   periapical abscess and, 7

food, 6

   diagnoses and, 6

   hand eczema and, 184

formaldehyde photosensitivity, 57

   questions for, 57

   treatment for, 57

fungus, hives and, 121–123

Gillette Super Blue Blade, 54

glass eye, dermatitis and, 181–183

glyceryl monothioglycolate (GMTG), 17

granuloma annulare, 153–155

   causes of, 153

   dog sensitivity and, 154

   questions for, 154

hair. See also uncombable hair syndrome

   congenital defects of, 27

   loss of, 104–106

   “print” of, 26

   testing of, 104

   uncombable, 26–28

hair loss. See also trichotillomania

   assessment of, 129

   medications and, 129

   questions for, 105, 131, 151–152

   self inflicted, 104–106

   swollen lips and, 129–132

hand dermatitis, of florists, 71

hand eczema, 184–187

   food and, 184

   questions about, 186–187

hand eruptions, focal infection and, 7

heartworm, acne and, 172

herpes gladiatorum, 107–109

herpes simplex, 107

   angioedema and, 130

   drugs for, 130

   erythema multiforme and, 89

herpes zoster, 175

herpetic synovitis, 108

   history and, 108

histamine

   immunoglobulin E (IgE) fuse and, 15

   release of, 15, 22

history

   family and, 5

   importance of, 5, 108

   as layered, incremental, repetitive, 4

   medications and, 4

   from patient, 3–5

   taking of, 4

hives. See also urticaria

   acetylcholine supersensitivity and, 74

   airborne mold and, 122

   blanched skin and, 62–64

   cause of, 14, 15, 99

   from chewing, 98

   chronic, 14–18, 99

   copper sensitivity and, 75

   dental infection and, 99

   doctor’s questions and, 18, 64, 76, 99, 122

   fungal infection and, 121–123

   from GMTG, 17

   history taking and, 15

   IgE and, 63

   medication for, 64

   nerves and, 62, 64

   for nine years, 97–100

   occupational exposure and, 16

   relief from, 14

   shower and, 21–22

   skin flushing and, 74–76

   testing of, 21, 63, 97

   treatment for, 75

   white, red halos around, 64

   zones of therapy for, 16

hormonal blisters, 68–70

   treatment for, 69

hormones. See also estrogen; progesterone

   dermatitis and, 24

   infection and, 81

   water blisters and, 68

hot flashes, 85–87.

     See also flushing

hypodermic needles, metal content in, 43

hysteria, dissociative, multiple personality syndrome and, 61

IgE. See immunoglobulin E

immunoglobulin E (IgE)

   blisters and, 126

   hives and, 63

immunoglobulin E (IgE) fuse

   histamine release and, 15

   in mast cells, 17

infection, blood vessel growth hormones and, 81

infectious eczematoid dermatitis, 181

inhalants, imaginative challenges to, 9

insulin, tattoo by, 43

internal causes, 6

   dermatomyositis and, 6

   fingernails and, 7

   focal infection and, 7

internal malignancies, skin diseases and, 6

intradermal testing, 8

itch

   questions about, 141–142, 167–168

   scabies and, 140–142

   of twenty-three years, 165–168

keratosis pilaris, 93

   treatment for, 94

ketoconazole, 16

Kwell, 72

leukoderma, 46

   neoprene gloves and, 46

lichen planus, 165–168

   antibiotic therapy for, 166

   characteristics of, 165

   cystitis and, 166

   Flagyl and, 166

   focal infection and, 7

   history and, 166

   questions about, 167–168

lipofuscin, 12

Litt’s Drug Eruption Reference Manual, 6

lupus erythematosus, 119

   hair loss and, 150

Lyme disease, morphea and, 125

malignant melanoma, 192

   questions for, 193–194

   skin care and, 192

mast cells

   hives and, 63

   IgE fuse and, 17

medical mysteries, xii

medical studies, 7

medications. See also drugs

   conjecture and, 5

   eye drops and, 112

   hair loss and, 129

   for herpes simplex, 130

   over-the-counter, 6

   patient history and, 4

   for viral infection, 130

melanoma. See malignant melanoma

menthol, 85

metronidazole, allergy to, 52

Michelson, Henry, 4

Midrin, 51

mites

   dermatitis and, 72

   diagnosis of, 73

mold

   erythema annulare centrifugum and, 116

   hives and, 122

morphea, 124, 143

   infection and, 125

   questions for, 125

   treatment for, 125

   widespread, 124

multiple personality disorder

   dermatitis and, 59–61

   occurrence of, 59–60

mycosis fungoides, 146

   treatment for, 146

Naprosyn, 51

necrolytic migratory erythema, internal causes and, 6

nicotinic acid, 111

Night Time Cold Formula, 48

norepinephrine, 20

   amount of, 64

   sensitivity to, 63

Nyquil, 51

occupational dermatoses, 6

odor

   bacteria and, 66

   “fish odor syndrome” and, 65, 66

   Flagyl and, 66

   of rotten fish, 65–67

   vegetables and, 66

olfaction, source of, 161

olfactory stroke, 163

orphan patient(s)

   description of, xi, 1

   modern medicine and, xii

   prayer of, 2

pain

   bathing and, 19–20

   from cold, 91–92

painful feet, 83–84

   questions for, 84

painful fingertips, 53–55

   cause of, 54

   cure for, 54

   history and, 53

   questions for, 55

parapsoriasis, 146–149

   cause of, 146–147

   questions about, 148–149

parasitosis, delusions of, 40, 133–134

parosmia, 161

patch test, 8

   drugs and, 8

patients

   friendship visits and, 170

   help from, 185

   history from, 13

   informed, 7

   observations of, xi

   warnings for, 7

pellagra, 111

pemphigus, 34, 126

   questions for, 170

   religious practices and, 169–170

penicillin, morphea and, 125

periapical abscess, 7

photocontact dermatitis, 8

photodermatitis, 8

photosensitivity

   causes of, 111

   formaldehyde, 57

   history and, 110

   nicotinic acid and, 111

   phototesting of, 110

   porphyrin, 57

   questions for, 57, 111

   treatment for, 111

piezogenic pedal papules, 84

pimocide, 40

poison ivy, 6

   blisters and, 174

   dermatitis from, 60

porphyria, 57

prick test, 8

progesterone

   mood changes and, 69

   sensitivity to, 23, 69

Propecia, 129

prostatitis, 7

Prozac, 184

pruritus, 7

   tests for, 7

pseudoephedrine

   allergic reaction to, 49

   negative responses to, 50

psoriasis

   in children, 136

   internal causes of, 7

   new light on, 135–137

   questions for, 136

   reason for, 135

   sore throat and, 136

   strep throat and, 136

   treatments for, 135

purple chin, 95–96

   cause of, 96

   questions for, 96

purpura

   cold and, 92

   factitial, 139

   self inflicted, 96

pyogenic granuloma, 81

rash

   from parapsoriasis, 146–149

   premenstrual, 23–25

   questions about, 50, 102, 117, 141–142

   reoccurring, 48–50

   rings of, 115–117

   scabies and, 140–142

red rings. See erythema annulare centrifugum

red sweat, 11

Remembrance of Things Past (Proust), 162

ringworm, hair loss and, 150

Rogaine, 129

rough skin. See also keratosis pilaris

   questions for, 94

   sore throat and, 93–94

saliva

   importance of, 158

   secretion of, 158

scabies, 41

   rash, itch from, 140–142

   spread of, 140

   treatments for, 141

scleroderma, morphea and, 143–145

scratch blisters, 33–35.

     See also epidermolysis bullosa acquisita

   description of, 33

   questions for, 35

   treatment for, 34

scratch test, 8

shingles. See also herpes zoster

   caused by, 175

   therapy for, 175

   unilateral blisters and, 174–176

sinusitis, 7

skin

   blue, 36–38

   creeping eruptions in, 172

   of face, 78

   flushing of, 74–76

   hardened, 124–125

   internal causes and, 167

   mobile tumor in, 156–157

   pigment loss in, 46

   problems of, vii–ix

   rough, 93–94

   stiffening of, 143–145

skin bugs

   delusions of, 39–41

   questions for, 41

skin deep photography, 36–38

skin hardening, 124–125.

     See also scleroderma

   questions about, 125, 144–145

   tryptophan and, 143

skin lesions, past injury sites and, 108

skin testing, of blisters, 88–90

skin writing, 85

smell

abnormal episodes of, 162

   biology of, 161

   of burnt toast, 161–164

sore(s)

   chronic, 188–190

   dental abscess and, 189

   questions about, 190

sore throat

   psoriasis and, 136

   rough skin and, 93–94

spit, lack of, 158–160

strep throat, psoriasis and, 136

stroke

   delusions and, 40

   olfactory, 163

sun, sensitivity to, 56–58

sunburn, 56–58

   history and, 56

sunlight. See also photosensitivity

   sensitivity to, 110–111

sweat

   black, 10–13

   inability to, 29–32

sweat glands, function of, 30

swollen lips

   angioedema and, 130

   hair loss and, 129–132

tamoxifen, 24

   autoimmune progesterone dermatitis and, 70

tar mist, acne and, 178

tattoo

   from argyria, 36

   carbon and, 43

   by insulin injection, 43

   from melanin, 52

testing

   of apocrine sweat gland, 12

   of blisters, 88–90, 126

   for dermatitis, 7, 59

   of hives, 21, 63, 97

   intradermal, 8

   with patch, 8

   of photosensitivity, 110

   scratch, prick, 8

thiram, 101

   alcohol and, 102

   use of, 102

toxic erythema, 48

treatment(s)

   for acne, 171

   for alopecia areata, 151

   by analogy, 81

   of autoimmune progesterone dermatitis, 70

   for blisters,

   of essential progressive telangiectasia, 81

   for Fabry’s disease, 31

   for formaldehyde photosensitivity, 57

   for hives, 75

   for hormonal blisters, 69

   for keratosis pilaris, 94

   for morphea, 125

   for mycosis fungoides, 146

   of photosensitivity, 111

   for psoriasis, 135

   for scabies, 141

   for scratch blisters, 34

   for uncombable hair syndrome, 27

trichotillomania, 104

   hair loss and, 150

   parental denial and, 105

trimethylaminuria, odor and, 66

tryptophan

   side effects of, 143

   skin hardening and, 143

tumor, mobile, 156–157

Tyndall, John, 43

ulcer, factitial, 189

uncombable hair syndrome

   “hair print” of, 26

   hair shape of, 27

   questions for, 28

   treatment for, 27

unilateral wrinkles, 77–79

   cause of, 77

   congenital asymmetry and, 78

   questions for, 79

urticaria. See also hives

   adrenergic, 64

   cholinergic, 62

   chronic, 14

   definition of, 14

   as diagnostic challenge, 17

   exercise, 9

   food and, 6

urticarial reactions, 8

Valium, 51

vegetables, “fish odor syndrome”

viral infection

   arthritis and, 108

   drugs for, 130

vitiligo, 45

   cause of, 46

   questions for, 47

   stress and, 63

water allergy, 22.

     See also aquagenic urticaria

   questions for, 22

water blisters. See also autoimmune progesterone dermatitis

   hormones and, 68

   questions for, 70

   testing of, 69

water pain. See also aquadynia

   questions for, 20

watermelons, allergy to, xi

weeping dermatitis

   glass eye and, 181–183

   gold implant and, 182

   questions for, 182

white spots, 45–47

worm, delusions of, 133–134

wrinkles, unilateral, 77–79

xerostomia, 158

Yonge, James, 11

Zovirax, 89, 175


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