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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Scabies: Principles of Management of Scabies

…ments, bedding, and other items should be sealed in a plastic bag for 2 weeks or dry-cleaned if possible. Contact precautions: Patients should remain in contact precautions for 24 hours following treatment (e.g., 24 hours after the treatment has been…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Cells That Mediate Inflammation (Inflammatory Cells)

Neutrophils, eosinophils, lymphocytes, plasma cells, and histiocytes are called inflammatory cells because they enter tissue during the process of inflammation. A more exact designation for them is “cells of an inflammatory process”; the…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Epidermal multinucleated giant cells are not always a histopathologic clue to a herpes virus infection: multinucleated epithelial giant cells in the epidermis of lesional skin biopsies from patients with acantholytic dermatoses can histologically mimic a herpes virus infection

Abstract Background: Multinucleated giant cells in the epidermis can either be epithelial or histiocytic. Epithelial multinucleated giant cells are most often associated with herpes virus infections. Purpose: To review the histologic differential di…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pediculosis (Lice): Treatment

…to seal infested clothing and bedding in an airtight plastic bag for a week. The patient must bathe well with soap and water. Topical anti-lice treatment of the patient is usually not required. The presence of nits on the patient’s hair repres…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Benign and Malignant Cells?

“Tumor cells, benign or malignant, growing in vitro usually do not show any structural features that are pathognomonic of neoplasia.” Diamandopoulos GT. Neoplasia. In: Kissane JM, ed. Anderson’s Pathology. 8th ed. St. Louis, MO: C…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Nevus Cells, Nevocytes, and Nevomelanocytes?

…“A nevus (mole) is a benign neoplasm of pigment-forming cells, the nevus cell.” Lookingbill DP, Marks JG Jr. Principles of clinical diagnosis. In: Moschella SL, Hurley HJ, eds. Dermatology. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: WB Saunders Co., 1992:…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Invasion by Neoplastic Cells?

….e., cancer, exhibits the properties of: 1. invasion when its cells infiltrate the surrounding normal tissue; and 2. metastasis, the capacity of cancer cells to spread and grow at sites distant from the origin of the neoplasm.” Harnden DG, McGe…

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