A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Scars, Keloids, and Anetodermas

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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.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Anetoderma

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The end-stage of an inflammatory or neoplastic process in which there is loss of collagen and elastic tissue in the mid-reticular dermis with consequent formation of lesions that protrude in dome-like fashion above the skin surface and that can be herniated below the skin surface.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Anetoderma

…in surface. The stereotypical expression of a small lesion of anetoderma is “macular atrophy” secondary to destructive changes of acne vulgaris, and of a large lesion of anetoderma is stria atrophicans. Striae are linear lesions that at f…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea versicolor

…eprosy, syphilis, vitiligo, parapsoriasis, mycosis fungoides, anetoderma. Initial therapy Selenium sulfide shampoo (2%) is the most economical therapy and many treatment schedules are effective. Have the patient apply the shampoo to wet skin from th…

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….

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Atrophoderma, anetoderma, poikiloderma

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….

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Acne Vulgaris

A disease of infundibulosebaceous units, especially infundibula, that may manifest itself solely as noninflammatory lesions, i.e., comedones and intact cysts, or as inflammatory lesions, i.e., papules, nodules, and pustules. The process may resolve…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Atrophoderma?

…lesions are flat when, in fact, they are papules, and “anetoderma,” which means “slack skin” and designates a particular type of atrophy in which dome-shaped protuberances of thinned skin can be herniated easily by the probe…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Errors and Reasons

…those cells of chemotherapy administered systemically. Error: Anetoderma comes into being from loss of elastic tissue alone. Reason: In fact, loss of elastic tissue in the reticular dermis especially, but also of some collagen, is responsible for ane…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Lipodystrophy

…a variety of panniculitides, analogous to poikiloderma and to anetoderma, which are not specific diseases, but the terminal stage of a long-lasting infiltrate of cells that, in time, eventually wanes and disappears. A diagnosis clinical of lipodystro…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Images

…one another by wide spaces + 10.6.1C + 10.6.1D = Anetoderma ¬†Stain for elastic tissue in the second set of photomicrographs (1C, 1D) demonstrates a marked decrease in number of elastic fibers in the upper half of the dermis, many of thos…