Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Atopic Dermatitis?

…ng with dome-shaped papules that can progress to a lichenified state (nodular lichenification).” Clark RAF, Hopkins TT. The other eczemas. In: Moschella SL, Hurley HJ, eds. Dermatology, 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: WB Saunders, 1992:476. &#8220…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Acne vulgaris

…n acne, they are not present invariably; moreover, they may be seen in such unrelated conditions as steroid acne, machine oil acne, and solar acne, the caricature of which is met with in Favre-Racouchot syndrome. Parenthetically, nevus comedonicus is

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Degos’ disease (malignant atrophic papulosis)

…ans maligna (Degos’ disease): Report of the first United States case and review of the literature. Arch Dermatol 1960;81:189–97. Strole WE, Clark WH, Isselbacher KJ. Progressive arterial occlusive disease (Köhlmeier-Degos): A frequently fatal c…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Erythema multiforme

…too. Bibliography Bibliography for erythema multiforme Abe R, Shimizu T, Shibaki A, et al. Toxic epidermal necrolysis and Stevens-Johnson syndrome are induced by soluble Fas ligand. Am J Pathol. 2003;162(5):1515-20. Ackerman AB, Penneys NS, Clark WH…

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

Pancreatic panniculitis

…Onkologie 2003;26(5):473-76. Cannon JR, Pitha JV, Everett MA. Subcutaneous fat necrosis in pancreatitis. J Cutan Pathol 1979;6:501–06. Chiari H. Über die sogenannte Fett-Nekrose. Prager Med Wochenschr 1883; 8:285–6. Clark WH, et al. Dermatology in G…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Keloid vs. Hypertrophic scar

Epidermal nevi are hamartomas in which the epidermis is abnormal, being hyperkeratotic, and in which lesions are aligned along Blaschko’s lines….

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology


…ations of rete ridges as in proliferations of melanocytes like simple lentigines, junctional nevi of Clarks type especially, and malignant melanoma in situ; sclerotic collagen in the upper part of the dermis, as in the lichen sclerosus et atro…