Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Applicable Terms

…elastic tissue), but in the reticular dermis entirely, e.g., anetoderma and stria atrophicans. Deep atrophy occurs subsequent to loss of adipocytes in the subcutaneous fat, e.g., in lipodystrophy. The term atrophy also is applied histopathologically…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Introduction

…a very late “burned out” stage. The terms “anetoderma,” “poikiloderma,” and “lipodystrophy,” unmodified, as but three of many examples, convey a sense only for the residuum of a process; they communica…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Scar

…eneath the epidermis. The terms scar, keloid, dermatofibroma, anetoderma, and poikiloderma are all generic, each conveying a sense for a process pathologic in which dermal collagen (and often elastic tissue) is altered greatly. Each of them is a patt…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Discussions

…The manifestation clinical of this deeper type of atrophy is anetoderma, including so-called macular atrophy that, paradoxically, actually is papular. A third, and last, type of atrophy involves the subcutaneous fat where pronounced loss of adipocyt…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Atrophic lichen planus vs. Atrophic discoid lupus erythematosus

A disease of infundibulosebaceous units, especially infundibula, that may manifest itself solely as noninflammatory lesions, i.e., comedones and intact cysts, or as inflammatory lesions, i.e., papules, nodules, and pustules. The process may resolve…