Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis: Clinical Case

Clinical Case Case 1 70-year-old healthy man No significant past medical history Review of systems is noncontributory Social history is noncontributory; does not smoke or drink alcohol Presents for management of 4-month painful erosion on the he…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Pemphigus Foliaceus

A blistering inflammatory disease in which acantholysis occurs in the upper part of the spinous zone or granular zone of the epidermis, the result of the process being flaccid blisters that give way to erosions and crusts accompanied by erythema. Wh…

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

…ire epidermis and at least part of the dermis. A stereotypical erosion is the denuded lesion of pemphigus vulgaris in which a layer of basal cells remains intact beneath the blister. The most common cause of erosions in skin is lively excoriation by…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

About the treatment of gonorrhea in the former Soviet Union

Report Some aspects of gonorrhea (Gn) treatment in the former Soviet Union are discussed in this letter in the example of three typical cases from the 1980s. The facts follow: Case 1. A lawyer, about 30 years old, who spent much time on study and wo…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Identification of Basic Patterns: Skin: Perivascular Dermatitis

…istinctive signs of injury from outside the skin (scratching): erosion and ulceration. An erosion and ulceration covered by crust are secondary to damage inflicted externally. Figure 5.169 A&B. A distinctive sign of injury from outside the ski…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Arthropod assaults

Arthropod assaults Synonyms Insect “bite” Bug bite Insect bite reaction Papular urticaria Lichen urticatus Strophulus Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Any age and both sexes Distribution of lesions At times only a single lesion 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 comp…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Images

…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 a…