Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis: Clinical Case

…e or drink alcohol Presents for management of 4-month painful erosion on the helical rim of his left ear Initial evaluation Healthy appearing male Tender mildly erythematous dome-shaped papule with central ulceration and crusting Diagnosis: chondro…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Pemphigus Foliaceus

…result of the process being flaccid blisters that give way to erosions and crusts accompanied by erythema. When mostly the trunk is affected, the condition is termed “pemphigus foliaceus,” when mostly the face and upper part of the chest…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Septic Vasculitis

A small-vessel vasculitis characterized clinically by vesiculopustules on an erythematous base, purpuric macules and papules, and hemorrhagic bullae, and histopathologically by thrombi within venules, a consequence of sepsis….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Warts: Treatment

Treatment First-line therapy: The first-line therapy for warts involves destructive methods tailored to the type of wart. Destruction of wart lesions may be accomplished using cryosurgical or electrosurgical techniques, chemical destruction either…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Applicable Terms

…cell having died rapidly (necrotic) or slowly (dyskeratotic). EROSION [L. ex- (out of) + rodere (to eat)]: Loss of part or all of an epidermis without any loss of dermis (Fig. 3.14). In contrast, ulcer denotes loss of an entire epidermis and at least…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

About the treatment of gonorrhea in the former Soviet Union

…e crystal fixed on a urethroscope. A “follicular” erosion of the ectocervix would be repeatedly coagulated by potassium permanganate crystals. It should be commented that coagulation or cryotherapy have been usual treatment modaliies for…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Arthropod assaults

…opathologic Denominators in common: Discrete pink papules, erosions, and crusts. Features differentiating: Insect “bites” differ clinically from Grover’s disease by the presence often of papulovesicles and vesicles, and of hemorr…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Identification of Basic Patterns: Skin: Perivascular Dermatitis

…the upper part of the viable epidermis (Fig. 5.167 A&B), erosions, ulcerations (Fig. 5.168 A&B), crusts, fibrin in subepidermal loci (Fig. 5.169 A&B), and fibrosis in discrete, narrow foci in the uppermost part of the dermis when nails a…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis

…filled cavity in its center. Findings histopathologic Early Erosion or ulceration covered by crust and situated far above the cartilage Granulation tissue in the upper part of the dermis Fully developed Erosion, ulceration, and crust and/or compa…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases


…10.25.4B: Predominance of lymphocytes and scale-crust atop an erosion = Lichenoid drug eruption Even at scanning magnification, a determination can be made that the diagnosis is not lichen planus, the evidence against it being the focus of erosion an…