Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Applicable Terms

…e the zygoma constitute nodular elastoidosis (Favre-Racouchot syndrome). Steroid acne refers to comedones and pustules that are induced by prolonged administration of corticosteroids systemically or by application topically. CRUST [L. crusta (crust)]…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Advantages of the Algorithmic Method

…inger-Kolopp disease) Granulomatous slack skin Sézary’s syndrome Small plaque parapsoriasis Digitate dermatosis Guttate dermatosis Examples of separation one from another of diseases identical histopathologically but different clinically are…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Identification of Basic Patterns: Skin: Perivascular Dermatitis

…amp;B), dermatophytosis (Fig. 5.45 A&B) and Sweet’s syndrome (Fig. 5.46 A&B) (and its sometimes lookalike pyoderma gangrenosum) (Fig. 5.47 A&B), and that expresses itself most often on, or near, volar skin in pernio (which tends to…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Identification of Basic Patterns: Skin: Vasculitis

…the virus. Changes very early in the course of Sweet’s syndrome may be impossible to distinguish from those of leukocytoclastic vasculitis at an incipient stage of that process, i.e., prior to fibrin being deposited in the wall of venules. Unl…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Precepts Adjunctive to the Algorithmic Method

…minds by way of analogy (albeit vaguely) of trytophan-myalgia syndrome, toxic oil syndrome, and Shulman’s syndrome, inflammatory conditions all. Last, if a histopathologist is stymied by particular findings met with in sections of tissue, repre…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Discoid Lupus Erythematosus versus Systemic Lupus Erythematosus? II

…with dermatomyositis, systemic sclerosis, and Sj?gren’s syndrome, but not with skin diseases like poikilodermatomyositis, morphea, or discoid lupus erythematosus. Just as dermatomyositis is a disease systemic with manifestations cutaneous (e.g….

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Histiocytosis X

…s and Schüller-Christian disease. Am J Dis Child 1940;60:471. Wells GC. The pathology of adult type Letterer-Siwe disease. Clin Exp Dermatol 1979;4:407–12. Writing Group of the Histiocyte Society. Histiocytosis syndromes in children. Lancet 1987;24:2…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia with Eosinophilia/Kimura’s Disease?

…angiolymphoid hyperplasia and Kimura’s disease.” Wells GC, Whimster IW. Subcutaneous angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia. Br J Dermatol 1969;81:1–15. “Although the pathogenesis and etiology of both these lesions [ang…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Crohn’s disease

…include such conditions disparate as lesions of Sweet’s syndrome, hidradenitis suppurativa, and erythema nodosum (neutrophils being preponderant at an early stage of that condition). They usually are present concurrent with the inflammatory dis…