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Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Discoid Lupus Erythematosus Versus Systemic Lupus Erythematosus?* I

…time, dermatologists and pathologists could never conceive of psoriasis, dermatitis herpetiformis, and granuloma faciale/erythema elevatum diutinum as manifestations of disease systemic. By the last quarter of the 20th century, however, the evidence…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Discoid Lupus Erythematosus versus Systemic Lupus Erythematosus? II

…us to lupus erythematosus is somewhat akin to that of guttate psoriasis to psoriatic arthritis. If a clinician wishes to determine if a patient with discoid lupus erythematosus has overt involvement of one or more other organs, the place to look is i…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Dandruff a Disease?

…d in flammatory pathologies such as seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis.” Lorente M, Entrala C, Lorente JA, Alvarez JC, et al. Dandruff as a potential source of DNA in forensic casework. J Forensic Sci 1998;43(4):901-2. “The yeasts of t…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Pattern Analysis in Historical Perspective

…in captions, e.g., diseases as disparate as erythema nodosum, psoriasis, scabies, radiodermatitis, and alopecia areata being lumped in a chapter given to “Noninfectious Inflammatory Diseases.” The absence of a logical method for classific…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Lupus erythematosus

…arily of a macule of conventional lichen planus, and pustular psoriasis, which is speeding up tremendously of a macule of guttate psoriasis. Degos’ disease, acral gangrene, i.e., of fingers and toes, and deep ulcers near internal malleoli are a…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Ichthyoses?

…linically and histologically indistinguishable from universal psoriasis.” Frost P, Van Scott EJ. Ichthyosiform dermatoses. Arch Dermatol 1966;94:113–26. “There are four major types of ichthyosis: ichthyosis vulgaris, X-linked ichthyosis…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Suggested Readings

…il functions and IL-8 in psoriatic arthritis and in cutaneous psoriasis. Inflammation 1998;22:533-543. Magro CM, Crowson AN. The spectrum of cutaneous lesions in rheumatoid arthritis: a clinical and pathological study of 43 patients. J Cutan Pathol 2…

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