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Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology


“… this distinctive type of necrosis (apoptosis)…has previously been called shrinkage necrosis on morphological grounds.” Kerr JFR. Wyllie AH, Currie AR. Apoptosis: a basic biological phenomenon with wide ranging implications…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Confusing Terms (to be Avoided Scrupulously)

APOPTOSIS [Gk. apo– (away from) + ptosis (a falling)]: Reputed to be a specific type of cell death in which dead cells are said to undergo fragmentation by implosion with subsequent phagocytosis of nuclear debris (Fig. 3.40). The process is cl…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Errors and Reasons

…also of some collagen, is responsible for anetoderma. Error: Apoptosis is not necrosis. Reason: In classic Virchowian pathology, necrosis is characterized cytopathologically by three signs, namely, pyknosis, karyorrhexis, and karyolysis; apoptosis i…