Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Common baldness vs. Telogen effluvium

What prompted the undertaking of this pocket atlas of dermatology? The reasons were several and varied, among them the following: 1. ¬†Pictures are and always have been an extraordinarily valuable vehicle in the study of clinical dermatology. The fir…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Discussions

Common baldness and telogen effluvium are the best known and the most common examples of non-inflammatory alopecia of the two. Common baldness, as its title denotes, is the most common. Those two alopecias of different character and course share sev…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Errors and Reasons

Error: Abortive is an accurate modifier of particular pathologic processes, e.g., abortive dermatofibroma, abortive morphea, and abortive T-cell lymphoma. Reason: The idea itself is abortive! For example, what is called “abortive T-cell lympho…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Telogen Effluvium—An Inflammatory Disease?

“Telogen effluvium signifies the loss of normal club hairs from resting follicles which have performed the ritual of involution, catagen, in the prescribed [sic] fashion. Inflammatory signs or other histologic abnormalities are necessarily m…