A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Scars, Keloids, and Anetodermas

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A type of fibrosing inflammation characterized clinically by lesions that at first are elevated and that do not extend beyond the exact site of injury and that in time tend to shrink, sometimes even becoming atrophic.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Anetoderma

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The end-stage of an inflammatory or neoplastic process in which there is loss of collagen and elastic tissue in the mid-reticular dermis with consequent formation of lesions that protrude in dome-like fashion above the skin surface and that can be herniated below the skin surface.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Anetoderma

…kin surface. The stereotypical expression of a small lesion of anetoderma is “macular atrophy” secondary to destructive changes of acne vulgaris, and of a large lesion of anetoderma is stria atrophicans. Striae are linear lesions that at…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea versicolor

Therapy: Tinea versicolor Tinea versicolor is a superficial skin infection by Malassezia furfur (a.k.a. Pityrosporum ovale and Pityrosporum orbiculare). Epidemiology Tinea versicolor is a very common skin infection, affecting up to 2-8% individuals…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Scars, Keloids, and Anetodermas

A type of fibrosing inflammation characterized clinically by lesions that at first are elevated and that do not extend beyond the exact site of injury and that in time tend to shrink, sometimes even becoming atrophic….

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Atrophoderma, anetoderma, poikiloderma

A type of fibrosing inflammation characterized clinically by lesions that at first are elevated and that do not extend beyond the exact site of injury and that in time tend to shrink, sometimes even becoming atrophic….

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Acne Vulgaris

A disease of infundibulosebaceous units, especially infundibula, that may manifest itself solely as noninflammatory lesions, i.e., comedones and intact cysts, or as inflammatory lesions, i.e., papules, nodules, and pustules. The process may resolve…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Atrophoderma?

…nger. So-called macular atrophy qualifies as a small lesion of anetoderma. Another confusion results from dizzying eponyms that have come to be associated with cutaneous atrophies, e.g., the anetodermas of Schweniger and Buzzi and of Jadassohn-Pelliz…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Errors and Reasons

…those cells of chemotherapy administered systemically. Error: Anetoderma comes into being from loss of elastic tissue alone. Reason: In fact, loss of elastic tissue in the reticular dermis especially, but also of some collagen, is responsible for an…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Lipodystrophy

Lipodystrophy Synonyms Lipoatrophy Wucher atrophy Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Females, first decade of life Distribution of lesions Upper half of body in the “partial” expression of the process and widespread in the “t…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Images

Images 10.6.1A: Altered structure of the upper half of the reticular dermis + 10.6.1B: Thin bundles of collagen separated from one another by wide spaces + 10.6.1C + 10.6.1D = Anetoderma ┬áStain for elastic tissue in the secon…