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Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Dermatoscopic findings of atrophic dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

…own and benign cousin of DFSP, is the central white scar-like patch and peripheral delicate pigment network [7]. The histopathologic correlation of white scar-like patch in dermatofibroma is pronounced fibrosis within the papillary dermis. Contrary t…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Verruciform Xanthoma?

…present since shortly after birth, was a “small pebbly patch” that grew progressively with age. The changes histopathologic matched those reputed to be characteristic of verruciform xanthoma. Gradual “transition” from epithel…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Pityriasis alba

…especially, but sometimes arms Individual lesions Macules and patches Course Months or years Differential diagnosis clinical Tinea versicolor usually appears on the shoulders, neck, and arms as well-defined macules covered by delicate scales. Finding…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Toxic Erythema?

…uption. Clinically, fixed drug eruption appears as a solitary patch or plaque, or as several such lesions, often situated on a mucous membrane or on genital skin. A blister may form atop a plaque. In Caucasians, the hue of fixed drug eruption is dist…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Palpable Purpura?

…ic macule, and “ecchymosis” designates a purpuric patch. “Hematoma” pertains to a localized swelling filled with blood. All too often, residents in medicine, surgery, and dermatology are unfamiliar with the usage proper of tho…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology


…times. When histiocytes are disposed in interstitial array in patches of mycosis fungoides, it may be exceedingly difficult to differentiate the lymphomatous process from that expression of granuloma annulare in which histiocytes are present only in…

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