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Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Blaschkitis?

…s hypothesis relates blaschkitis to other cutaneous autoimmune diseases, as does the presence of antinuclear antibodies. We therefore suggest renaming this type of inflammatory dermatitis Grosshans-Marot disease in honour to the dermatologists who fi…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Endothelial Swelling?

…pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta, Mucha-Habermann disease) “Variable degrees of papillary dermal edema, endothelial swelling, and extravasated erythrocytes” (177). Gianotti-Crosti syndrome “There is a mild to moderate i…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Papulosquamous Diseases?

…or less scaling. The diagnosis of the members of this group of diseases is often apparent on simple inspection, or they may be differentiated by various laboratory studies which are readily available. Because these diseases are encountered with consi…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Discussions

…hytic infection, reaction to an insect “bite”, and Gianotti-Crosti disease also may be associated with findings that resemble those of mycosis fungoides. Dyshidrotic dermatitis, “id” reactions, and even psoriasis on volar skin…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Pheohyphomycosis

Pheohyphomycosis Synonyms Phaeomycotic cyst Subcutaneous pheaohyphomycosis Presentation stereotypical Age and sex No predilection for age or sex, but more common in individuals who reside in the tropics; most of those persons not immunocompromised…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Spitz and Reed nevi: acquired or congenital?

Objective Although conflicting with the concept of nevi being hamartomas, to date, Spitz and Reed nevi have been regarded as acquired melanocytic nevi, whereas many other types have already been accepted as being congenital. Here, the reader will fi…

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