Dermatological emergencies: current trends in management

  • O Falodun
  • A Ogunbiyi

Abstract

Emergencies in dermatology are well recognized and are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Early recognition of these conditions with institution of prompt medical care can help in reducing the morbidity and mortality associated with these conditions. This article reviews relevant dermatologic emergencies with respect to this environment with emphasis on current trends in management. Prompt and aggressive management of dermatologic emergencies are important to reduce mortality related to these skin disorders so as to prevent skin failure. Dermatologic emergencies are clinical conditions which lead to increased morbidity and mortality. Recognizing them and the urgency required in their management would help in reducing the attendant skin failure that
may arise from these conditions.

Keywords: Dermatologic emergency, skin
failure, management.

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