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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Oral Hairy Leukoplakia: Key Points

Key Points OHL is caused by infection with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), and usually presents as corrugated white plaques of the lateral tongue. OHL is a clinical manifestation of immunosuppression and classically presents in the setting of HIV infecti…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Follicular Degeneration Syndrome?

…proposed a new term for hot-comb alopecia, namely, follicular degeneration syndrome, and offered another hypothesis for explaining it, to wit, a consequence of degeneration of follicles. The designation “degeneration” for a follicle is i…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Necrobiosis Lipoidica

A granulomatous inflammatory process characterized clinically by patches that become yellowish plaques and that in time resolve with atrophy and telangiectases. The condition usually occurs in persons with diabetes….

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Epidermal Nevi

Epidermal nevi are hamartomas in which the epidermis is abnormal, being hyperkeratotic, and in which lesions are aligned along Blaschko’s lines….

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Syphilis

An inflammatory process, caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum, that tends to evolve through three stages, namely, primary (typified usually by a solitary chancre), secondary (characterized by widespread macules and papules on skin and mucous…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Alopecias

Loss of hair attributable either to the effects of inflammatory cells on follicles or to physiological or mechanical factors in which inflammatory cells play no role. Although the scalp is the site most often affected, any region of the skin that be…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Applicable Terms

…articularly in those termed vegetations. Figure 3.12 Crust. DEGENERATION [L. degenerare (to decline in quality)]: In classic pathology, particular alterations detectable microscopically either in cells or in extracellular tissue, e.g., hydropic de…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Images

…esent attraction chemotactic to necrosis of histiocytes and to degeneration of collagen, or they could be residua of a small-vessel vasculitis that may have been responsible for a sequence of infarction, degeneration of collagen, and histiocytes alig…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Necrobiosis?

…#8212;death and bio—life): Necrobiosis describes partial degeneration of tissue, less than complete necrosis. It is often used to refer to swelling and degeneration of collagen in granuloma annulare and necrobiosis lipoidica.” Winkelmann…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Verruciform Xanthoma?

…macrophages. . . . In addition, foci of severe epithelial cell degeneration were evident in each case. . . . We offer the hypothesis that the epithelial degeneration described above is the key to the initiation of the verruciform xanthoma and that th…

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