Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Androgenetic (common) alopecia

Androgenetic (common) alopecia Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Adults, men mostly and more extensively than in women Distribution of lesions Symmetric on the scalp, particularly the frontoparietal region and the vertex of men and the midporti…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

…which deposits of a fibrillary protein (amyloid) appear in the skin as macules, papules, and nodules consequent to the effects of local factors, or as patches (which may be purpuric), plaques, nodules, and tumors as a result of a systemic disease lik…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Mucha-Habermann disease

Mucha-Habermann disease Synonyms Pityriasis lichenoides Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Children and young adults especially; more common in males Distribution of lesions Widespread, particularly arms, legs, trunk, and buttocks Arrangement of…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

"Folliculitis" (Infundibulitis)

“Folliculitis” (Infundibulitis) Synonyms What is designated, universally, folliculitis is, in actuality, infundibulitis. In short, infundibulitis is NOT a synonym for folliculitis; the former, for purposes practical, is a suppurative pro…