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From a differential diagnostic point of view, monitoring signs of the skin and skin appendages are important for diseases of the respiratory tract. Amongst others, acral cyanosis, flail fingers, watch glass nails and "yellow nails" belong to these monitoring signs. In addition, the respiratory organs and skin actively deal with physical and chemical stimuli, environmental pollutants and infectious agents. Under certain circumstances this leads to reactions in both organs. Skin symptoms can thus provide indications of diseases of the respiratory tract.
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- Collagenoses with diseases of the respiratory tract:
- Antisynthetase syndrome (dermatomyositis with anti-Jo-1 antibody, pulmonary fibrosis, Raynaud's syndrome, arthralgias and fever)
- Lupus erythematosus, systemic (vasculitis of the lung)
- Sjögren's syndrome (pulmonary fibrosis, primary biliary cirrhosis)
- Scleroderma, systemic (pulmonary fibrosis).
- Various diseases with skin and lung affections:
- Alopecia, diffuse in bronchopneumonia of different genesis
- Behcet, M.
- Calciphylaxis, cutaneous
- Churg-Strauss Syndrome
- Eosinophilic dermatoses with eosinophilic pneumonia
- Erythema gyratum repens (as a paraneoplastic syndrome in lung tumours)
- Erythema nodosum in sarcoidosis (or tuberculosis) of the lungs
- Erythema palmare et plantar (for chronic lung diseases)
- Hemangioendothelioma, epitheloid
- Histiocytoses, Langerhans cell histiocytoses
- Hyalinosis cutis et mucosae
- Hydralazine disease (pleuritis, atypical pneumonia)
- Hyper-IgE Syndrome
- Hypereosinophilia syndrome (cough, diffuse or circumscribed lung infiltrates, eosinophilic pleural effusions)
- Lymphomatoid Granulomatosis
- Melanoma, malignant (often lung metastasis)
- Pruritus sine materia (including bronchial carcinoma)
- Sarcoidosis (pulmonary sarcoidosis)
- Toxic-oil syndrome (interstitial pneumonia)
- Drum flail finger for pulmonary insufficiency
- Watch glass nails for pulmonary insufficiency
- Vasculitis with essential cryoglobulinemia
- Venous ring of Sahli (e.g. for pulmonary emphysema)
- Yellow-nail syndrome
- Cyanosis of the skin in COPD.
- Pulmonary fibrosis caused by drugs used in dermatology:
- Infections with or without immunodeficiency in which skin and lung infections are detectable:
- Alternariosis, cutaneous
- Candidosis, chronic mucocutaneous (CMC) (interstitial lung fibrosis, frequent episodes of spontaneous pneumothorax)
- HIV infection (pneumonia)
- Cat scratch disease (pneumonia)
- Mucorycosis (infarctoid pneumonia, lung cavities)
- Respiratory syncytial virus diseases
- Rickettsialpox (cough, atypical pneumonia)
- Varicella (varicella pneumonia).
- Brochiectases and skin symptoms:
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