Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Planus: Treatment

…planus have been reported in associated with dental mercurial amalgams or other dental prosthetics and likely reflect a hypersensitivity reaction. Individuals with recalcitrant lesions on the buccal mucosa in contact with amalgam dental work should…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Vitiligo: Treatment

Treatment Localized disease, <5% body surface area First-line therapy: Topical treatment options include a mid- to superpotent topical steroid (such as betamethasone or clobetasol) applied twice daily to the skin. Evidence supports that this is…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Images

…in the dermis and in the wall of a muscle-containing vessel = Tattoo by silver Elastic fibers in the wall of a vessel also have been stained by silver in a manner analogous to that in amalgam tattoos and in argyria. 10.38.21A: Fibrosing dermat…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Study By Disease

…ubbed and scratched (Quiz #559) Alopecia Universalis (Quiz #7) Amalgam tattoo (Quiz #853) Anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (Quiz #389) Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (Quiz #424) Angiosarcoma (Quiz #819) Annular erythema of infancy (Quiz #1…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Malignant Spitz Nevus?

“A rare malignant variant of the Spitz naevus has been reported which features a higher mitotic rate and subcutaneous invasion. It may metastasize to the regional lymph nodes but not beyond.” Weedon D, Stratton G. Malignant melanoma pa…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Colors Stereotypical for Diseases Specific?

“The color of skin lesions varies as already stated. … White lesions are rare excepting in exfoliative diseases, the scales of which are white. They usually result from loss of pigment. White spot disease, morphea, some of the idiopathi…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis Synonyms Lupus vulgaris Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Any age in both sexes, usually adults Distribution of lesions Localized or widespread, depending on the manifestation specific of the disease Individual lesions Papules, pla…