Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Overlap Syndromes?

…these two diseases may overlap.” Romero RW, Nesbitt LT, Reed RJ. Unusual variants of lupus erythematosus or lichen planus. Arch Dermatol 1977;113:741–48. “The overlap syndrome, lichen planus/lupus erythematosus, refers to a heterogenous

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Kimura’s disease

Kimura’s disease Synonyms Eosinophilic lymphofolliculitis Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Young men, especially Asians Distribution of lesions Head, neck, and trunk Individual lesions Firm nodules and tumors, some gigantic, above which…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Differential Diagnosis

…m nuclei 8. Lymphocytes with cerebriform nuclei common 9. No Reed-Sternberg-like cells 9. Reed-Sternberg-like cells sometimes 10. No plasma cells usually 10. Plasma cells often 11. No neutrophils (except for flea “bites”) 11. Neutro…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

ABCDEs?

…t can be classified and named eponymically for Unna, Miescher, Spitz, Clark, and Reed. Clark’s nevi, by far the most common melanocytic nevi in man, usually are tiny, about 3 mm in greatest diameter, and are characterized by symmetry, sharp cir…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Erythema figuratum

…t chronique) et de quelques eruptiones analogues. Ann Dermatol Syph 1916;6:57–76. Clark WH, Mihm MC, Reed RJ, Ainsworth AM. The lymphocytic infiltrates of the skin. The lymphocytic infiltrates of the skin. Hum Pathol 1974;5:25. Harrison PV. The annul…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Lichen striatus

…-12. Patrizi A, Neri I, Fiorentini C, Bonci A, Ricci G. Lichen striatus: clinical and laboratory features of 115 children. Pediatr Dermatol 2004;21(3):197-204. Pinkus F. Ueber eine besondere Form strichförmiger Hautausschläge. Dermatol Z 1904;11:19….