Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Common baldness vs. Telogen effluvium

…ects incorporated in the contents are more inclusive, to wit, alopecias, cysts and cystic hamartomas, drug eruptions, sclerodermas, viral exanthems, amyloidosis, atypical mycobacterial infections, deep fungal infections, epidermal nevi, connective ti…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Discussions

…baldness, as its title denotes, is the most common. Those two alopecias of different character and course share several attributes, among those being an increase in number of follicles in catagen and/or telogen, prominent fibrous tracks that trail be…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Errors and Reasons

…pseudo-alopecia areata) can be the end stage of a variety of alopecias, among them that of discoid lupus erythematosus. Error: Psoriasis fundamentally is a skin disease. Reason: Psoriasis is a systemic disease that usually involves the skin and appe…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Telogen Effluvium—An Inflammatory Disease?

…nd Headington claim as the case, then all “inflammatory alopecias” qualify as telogen effluvium. Despite his apparent uncertainty about whether telogen effluvium was physiologic, pathologic, or both, Kligman did not cite a single specific…