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Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Applicable Terms

…s situated within cutaneous epithelia. Discrete pustules in the midspinous zone of psoriasis are termed “Munro’s microabscesses”; spongelike pustules in the upper reaches of the epidermis, particularly of psoriasis and variants of…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Identification of Distinctive but Nonspecific Findings Using High Magnification

…e and recurrent infundibulofolliculitis, seborrheic dermatitis, 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…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Psoriasis

…y through the epidermis, they may be captured, in collections, in the spinous zone where traditionally they have been termed microabscesses of Munro, lodged immediately beneath the stratum corneum, where they have been dubbed “subcorneal…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Confusing Terms (to be Avoided Scrupulously)

…e the word dermatosis is generic, not specific, and is employed by some authors for conditions other than inflammatory ones. MICROABSCESS, MICROVESICULATION, MICROCYST [Gk. micros (tiny)]: These three terms are used for changes seen…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Images

…stular As neutrophils traverse the epidermis, they may come to assume the appearance, in sequence, of a “Munro’s microabscess,” “spongioform pustule,” “subcorneal pustule,” and intracorneal pustule. Those…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Spongiform Pustular Diseases?

…ent in its migration through the surface epidermis or infundibular epidermis. At one moment in time a pustule can be a Munro microabscess, later a spongiform pustule, still later a subcorneal pustule, and, at last, an intracorneal pustule. None of…