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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Sclerodermas

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…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Lichen Sclerosus 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

Epidermal Nevi

Epidermal nevi are hamartomas in which the epidermis is abnormal, being hyperkeratotic, and in which lesions are aligned along Blaschko’s lines….

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Fibrous Papule of the Face and Analogues of It

A hamartoma of mostly follicular elements that presents itself clinically as a firm, skin-colored papule. It usually occurs on the nose, but it can occur anywhere on the face. When solitary, or few, the lesion is termed "fibrous papule," b…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Fibromas

Largely exophytic noninflammatory papules or nodules of various kinds made up mostly of collagen….

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Scleroderma?

…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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