Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Cells That Mediate Inflammation (Inflammatory Cells)

…ing unilobed. Despite similar staining properties, granules of basophils are slightly larger and fewer in number than granules of mast cells (Figs. 2.5 and 2.6). Mast cells live much longer in the tissues than do basophils and other granulocytes. Gra…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Our Definition of “Inflammation” and “Inflammatory Disease”

What follow now are our definitions of the terms inflammation and inflammatory disease as we employ them in this volume. Inflammation. Changes in tissue that occur typically as a reaction to injury of any kind (e.g., mechanical, actinic, chemical,…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Introduction

What is perceived clinically as inflammation of skin is the result of injury to the integument by various agents, e.g., pathogens, immunogens, and foreign objects. The findings histopathologic reflect changes structural, physiological, and biochemic…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Suggested Readings

Inflammation Belizova Z. Inflammatory disease? Dermatopathol: Prac & Concep 2004;10(2):8, available at www.derm101.com B?er A, Phadke V, Ackerman AB. Inflammatory disease—In search of a definition of a term employed commonly. Dermatopathol: Prac…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Incontinentia pigmenti

Incontinentia pigmenti Synonyms Bloch-Sulzberger syndrome Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Lesions in females at birth. Practically never in boys. Distribution of lesions Trunk and extremities Arrangement of lesions Linear, streaks, and whorls…