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Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology


…, the cytoplasm of apoptotic cells is eosinophilic, just as is that of necrotic cells. What, then, justifies the notion that apoptosis is not necrosis? Proponents of apoptosis as a type of cell death different from necrosis claim that in necrosis a…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Confusing Terms (to be Avoided Scrupulously)

…;programmed cell death” (a cliché that is meaningless). For those who adhere to basic principles of classic pathology, apoptosis must be considered a type of necrosis. Figure 3.40 “Apoptosis.” ECZEMA [Gk. ekzema (a boiling out)]: A…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Errors and Reasons

…loss of elastic tissue in the reticular dermis especially, but also of some collagen, is responsible for anetoderma. Error: Apoptosis is not necrosis. Reason: In classic Virchowian pathology, necrosis is characterized cytopathologically by three…