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…

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

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

Figurate Erythemas?

SL, Hurley HJ, eds. Dermatology. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: WB Saunders Co., 1992:577, 579. “Erythema gyratum repens is a rare, clinically specific, and distinctive paraneoplastic syndrome.” Eubanks LE, McBurney E, Reed R. Erythema gy…

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…