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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Granuloma Annulare

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An inflammatory, i.e., granulomatous, process that usually takes the form of papules which in constellation often assume annular, arcuate, and serpiginous shapes.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Pyogenic Granuloma

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A red, often ulcerated, boggy papule that represents a hyperplasia of small cutaneous vessels which are “fed” by an arteriole in the subcutaneous fat, the lesion resulting consistently from external trauma, usually in the form of a puncture or a yank of a “hang nail.” In time, the proliferation of vessels ceases, there is progressive fibroplasia, and the then gray or white papule shrinks and eventually disappears.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Xanthomas, Including Xanthogranulomas

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Deposits of lipid in the skin and sometimes in subcutaneous tissues as a consequence often, but not always, of hyperlipidemia.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Xanthogranuloma

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A granulomatous inflammatory process that presents itself in children as multiple yellowish papules or nodules that often are associated with systemic involvement of eyes, liver, and testes.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Granuloma Annulare

An inflammatory, i.e., granulomatous, process that usually takes the form of papules which in constellation often assume annular, arcuate, and serpiginous shapes. Many variants exist, among them widespread papules, papules in photodistribution, papu…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Pyogenic Granuloma

A red, often ulcerated, boggy papule that represents a hyperplasia of small cutaneous vessels which are “fed” by an arteriole in the subcutaneous fat, the lesion resulting consistently from external trauma, usually in the form of a punct…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Granuloma Inguinale

A red, often ulcerated, boggy papule that represents a hyperplasia of small cutaneous vessels which are “fed” by an arteriole in the subcutaneous fat, the lesion resulting consistently from external trauma, usually in the form of a punct…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Granuloma Annulare

A red, often ulcerated, boggy papule that represents a hyperplasia of small cutaneous vessels which are “fed” by an arteriole in the subcutaneous fat, the lesion resulting consistently from external trauma, usually in the form of a punct…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Allergic (Leukocytoclastic) Vasculitis

A systemic inflammatory process involving venules by deposits of fibrin within their wall in conjunction with neutrophils and nuclear “dust” of neutrophils in the dermis and, at times, the subcutaneous fat. The clinical manifestations ar…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erythema Elevatum Diutinum: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Differential diagnosis Granuloma faciale Kaposi sarcoma Granuloma annulare Sweet’s syndrome Keloids Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Granuloma Annulare: Overview

Overview The pathogenesis of granuloma annulare is not known and, for this reason, therapy is empiric. The effectiveness of therapy of granuloma annulare (GA) may be difficult to gauge because spontaneous resolution of individual lesions or the enti…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Granuloma faciale

Granuloma faciale Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Adults of both sexes Distribution of lesions Localized to the face Shape of lesions Round or oval usually Individual lesions Papules, plaques, nodules, or tumors marked on their surface often…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Sarcoidosis: Overview

Overview The course of sarcoidosis ranges from acute episodes followed by early spontaneous remissions, as in hilar adenopathy, erythema nodosum syndrome, to chronic, unremitting disease accompanied by one or more of the following: restrictive pulmo…

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