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Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Applicable Terms

…bscesses going under designations eponymic like Munro’s microabscess and spongiform pustule of Kogoj. Minuscule abscesses in eccrine units, designated neutrophilic eccrine hidradenitis, are a pattern that does not in itself convey specificity,…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Identification of Distinctive but Nonspecific Findings Using High Magnification

… and Fox-Fordyce disease. SPONGIOTIC SIMULATOR OF “PAUTRIER’S MICROABSCESS” “Pautrier’s microabscess” of mycosis fungoides may be simulated by a small collection of cells in the spinous zone of a spongiotic dermatitis, that cluster consisting of kera…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Psoriasis

…is consists of clusters of neutrophils in the spinous zone (a microabscess of Munro), in sponge-like array in the upper part of the epidermis (spongiform pustule of Kogoj), beneath the normal stratum corneum (subcorneal pustule), or within parakerato…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Confusing Terms (to be Avoided Scrupulously)

…by some authors for conditions other than inflammatory ones. MICROABSCESS, MICROVESICULATION, MICROCYST [Gk. micros (tiny)]: These three terms are used for changes seen histopathologically, namely, a small collection of neutrophils within an epithel…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Images

…assume the appearance, in sequence, of a “Munro’s microabscess,” “spongioform pustule,” “subcorneal pustule,” and intracorneal pustule. Those are merely different names for the appearance morphologic of a sin…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Identification of Basic Patterns: Skin: Pustular Dermatitis

…biopsy during that migration. The appellations Munro’s microabscess, spongiform pustule of Kogoj, subcorneal pustule, and intracorneal pustule are attempts, simplistically, at capturing in words changes morphologic of a single process patholog…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Spongiform Pustular Diseases?

…pinous zone, the aggregations are termed “Munro’s microabscesses.” When neutrophils assume what Kogoj believed to be a sponge-like design in the upper half of the epidermis, the pattern is referred to as “spongiform pustules.&…