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Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy

Nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy Presentation stereotypical Age and Sex Adults of either sex, rarely children Distribution of lesions Extremities, particularly legs and feet, less often trunk and buttocks Arrangement of lesions Confluence to plaques…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Alopecia: Key Points

Key Points Alopecia, or hair loss, has a broad spectrum of causes. In order to appropriately treat alopecia, the type of hair loss or pathophysiology must be clearly identified. The evaluation for hair loss requires a very thorough history and phys…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Scars, Keloids, and Anetodermas

A type of fibrosing inflammation characterized clinically by lesions that at first are elevated and that do not extend beyond the exact site of injury and that in time tend to shrink, sometimes even becoming atrophic….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Erythema Elevatum Diutinum: Key Points

Key Points Erythema elevatum diutinum (EED) is a rare chronic form of fibrosing vasculitis. Firm, red to brown or violaceous nodular lesions developing over joints of the elbows, knees, hands, and feet, often in a symmetric pattern, is the hallmark…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Identification of Basic Patterns: Skin: Fibrosing Dermatitis

…locales may be multinucleate. Because all patients who develop nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy have renal disease of some kind and the vast majority of them have been on dialysis, it seems reasonable to infer that nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy is…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Planus: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Lesions of lichen planus are marked by violaceous-to-purple flat-topped papules, often with a white-to-lavender reticulate overlying scale (Wickham’s striae). Patients report intense pruritus and sometimes koebnerization (de…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Dermatofibroma

An inflammatory process that develops secondary to trauma, usually in the form of a penetrating injury or rupture of a follicle, and that proceeds through stages of granulation tissue with numerous extravasated erythrocytes, granulomatous inflammati…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Diabetic Dermopathy?

…or similar pathological process in the dermis should be called dermopathy. Dermopathy with its disease of small blood vessels, supports and extends Burger’s concept of capillaropathia diabetica universalis.” Binkley GW. Dermopathy in diab…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans

A malignant nonepithelial neoplasm (a sarcoma) presumably of perineural fibrocytes that presents itself usually on the trunk, but sometimes elsewhere, such as the extremities, face, and scalp. A papule of it tends to become a plaque, a nodule, a tum…

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