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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Sclerosis et Atrophicus: Overview

Kraurosis Vulvae / Balanitis Xerotica Obliterans Patients can be divided into three clinical groups for management: prepubertal children, adults with anogenital disease, and adults with extragenital disease. Prepubertal children at times have sponta…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases


A generic term for at least two different inflammatory diseases that have in common hardening of the skin by virtue of thickening of bundles of collagen in the dermis and subcutis. One of those diseases manifests itself as localized or widespread pa…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Balanitis: Overview

Overview Balanitis is a nonspecific term meaning inflammation of the glans penis. It is most commonly multifactorial in etiology, restricted to the uncircumcised, and presents as a mildly symptomatic scaly, red macule or patch. Acute suppurative bal…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology


…y occur in a localized form or as a systemic disease, systemic sclerosis (systemic scleroderma), which is often progressive and fatal. Systemic sclerosis is characterized clinically by induration and thickening of the skin. The fibrous deposition and…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Identification of Basic Patterns: Skin: Fibrosing Dermatitis

…. As always is the case, irrespective of how it comes to pass, sclerosis is typified by “homogenization” of collagen bundles and paucity of fibrocytes. The definition of sclerosis just proffered pertains to findings in conditions such as…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Radiation dermatitis and panniculitis

…ithelial neoplasms seem to develop secondary to the effects of sclerosis on the epidermis, analogous to the situation in sclerosis of lichen sclerosus et atrophicus, chronic discoid lupus erythematosus, and longstanding lesions of granuloma inguinale…

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