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Spotlight on “Rosacea”

Ocular Inflammation

The Problem | Review of the literature | Integration | Conclusion | References   The Problem It is well known that rosacea often affects not only the skin of the face, but also the eye. For a student of dermatology it is extremely difficult to…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Differential Diagnosis

…a rule 11. Hyperkeratosis, hypergranulosis, and spinous-cell hyperplasia usual 11. Hyperkeratosis not prominent; no hypergranulosis usually; little epidermal hyperplasia 12. No evidence of regression 12. Foci of regression sometimes 13. Infiltr…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Epidemic of Melanoma?

“Malignant melanoma of the skin is a major cancer in the young, working population, second in prevalence only to cancers of the testis in males in the 30-49-year-old range. Moreover, there is a recent increase in the incidence and mortality o…

Clinical Case Studies

Rhinophyma with Basal Cell Carcinoma

INITIAL PRESENTATION An 83-year-old Greek male presented with pronounced central facial telangiectases, hypertrophy of the sebaceous skin of the nose resulting in a bulbous nasal tip appearance, and a growing nodule on the right nasal dorsum. (Figur…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Figurate Erythemas?

“Erythema in Patches and Figured Erythema—These consist of congestive spots, patches, or surfaces of irregular shape, discoidal or of variable configuration (erythema marginatum or annulare, etc.). Although sometimes infectious, this t…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Junctional Activity and Active Junctional Nevus?

“With further maturation junctional activity ceases and the lesion is composed only of dermal nevus cells (intradermal nevus).” Weedon D. Lentigines, nevi, and melanomas. In: Skin Pathology. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Churchill-Livingstone,…

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