Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Atrophoderma?

“Atrophoderma, or atrophia cutis. Atrophy of the skin may be quantitative or qualitative; idiopathic or symptomatic; diffused or circumscribed. Crocker gives this useful table: Pigmentosum Juvenilis Albidum Diffusum Senilis

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Precepts Adjunctive to the Algorithmic Method

…recommended here for diagnosis of inflammatory diseases of the skin and subcutaneous fat deserve mention. First, it is advantageous to examine sections of tissue, from the very outset, without reference to any clinical information, including history,…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Discoid Lupus Erythematosus versus Systemic Lupus Erythematosus? II

…ythematosus is a disorder associated with innumerable clinical signs and symptoms and a wide range of laboratory abnormalities; it shows a spectrum of varying prognoses ranging from a benign, solely cutaneous variant (localized discoid) through to a…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Lymphedema

Lymphedema Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Adults usually, women more than men Distribution of lesions Distal extremities, legs more than arms; genitalia episodically Arrangement of lesions Diffuse involvement of parts, e.g., elephantiasis In…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Lupus erythematosus

Lupus erythematosus Synonyms Lupus erythematodes Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Young adult women especially, but sometimes neonates and older persons of both sexes. Distribution of lesions Often localized to sun-exposed sites such as the fa…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease Synonyms Inflammatory bowel disease Regional ileitis Regional enteritis Chronic cicatrizing enteritis Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Young adults; slight predominance of women Distribution of lesions The poles of the ga…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Bibliography

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Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Erysipelas

Erysipelas Synonyms St. Anthony’s fire Ignis sacer Erysipele Erysipela Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Any age and either sex, but with a predilection for older persons with diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, and abuse of alcohol…