Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Miliaria crystallina

Miliaria crystallina Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Mostly in infants of both sexes, but also in elderly bedridden persons whose home is overheated Distribution of lesions Localized or widespread, especially at sites of recent sunburn Indivi…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Apocrine Miliaria?

…of sweat retention dermatoses which bear the generic title of miliaria. Up to now, miliaria has been related solely to the eccrine sweat gland, but it would seem necessary to expand the concept of miliaria to include disturbances arising from the re…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Miliaria rubra

miliaria has been classified as being of three types, namely, crystallina, rubra, and profunda. The so-called deep form, i.e., profunda, probably is a variant of rubra, but the crystallina type does not resemble at all the rubra type, either clinica…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Miliaria

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Errors and Reasons

…ma, the primary process often being granuloma annulare. Error: Miliaria rubra, miliaria crystallina, and miliaria profunda are variants of a single pathologic process. Reason: All three “conditions” are unrelated to one another, and that…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Subcorneal Blistering Diseases?

…pustular dermatoses Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis Miliaria crystallina” Weedon D. An approach to the interpretation of skin biopsies. In: Weedon D, ed. Skin Pathology, 2nd ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2002:20. “In…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Impetigo contagiosa

…ilar exists between attributes clinical and histopathologic in miliaria crystallina. Clinically, vesicles of that particular expression of miliaria are clear as crystal, yet on examination histopathologic, numerous neutrophils are scattered in tense…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Identification of Basic Patterns: Skin: Pustular Dermatitis

…mentosa, a rare manifestation of a drug eruption, a vesicle of miliaria crystallina (that often contains scattered neutrophils), and a vesiculopustule of dyshidrotic dermatitis (a vesicle that has become impetiginized). Often, however, differentiatio…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Selection of the Method for Surgery

…, is missing (Fig. 4.1). Tiny tense vesicles, such as those of miliaria crystallina, dyshidrotic dermatitis, and infection by herpesvirus, are an exception to the rule that scalpel excision is preferable for biopsy of blisters; if a 4.0-mm punch can…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Fox-Fordyce disease

…ct. Fox-Fordyce disease should not be conceived of as apocrine miliaria because it is not at all analogous to eccrine miliaria. Neither should Fox-Fordyce disease be regarded as simple spongiotic dermatitis centered at infundibular epidermis; at time…