Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Lichen planus

Lichen planus Synonyms Lichen ruber planus Lichen ruber Presentation stereotypical Age and sex More common in women, especially young and middle-aged adults Distribution of lesions Flexor surface of forearms and wrists, but no site is exempt. Occu…

Clinical Case Studies

Rhinophyma with Basal Cell Carcinoma

INITIAL PRESENTATION An 83-year-old Greek male presented with pronounced central facial telangiectases, hypertrophy of the sebaceous skin of the nose resulting in a bulbous nasal tip appearance, and a growing nodule on the right nasal dorsum. (Figur…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

When all you have is a dermatoscope—start looking at the nails

Abstract Pigmented and non-pigmented nail alterations are a frequent challenge for dermatologists. A profound knowledge of clinical and dermatoscopic features of nail disorders is crucial because a range of differential diagnoses and even potentiall…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Discussions

…ts tend to be superficial and often are compromised further by artifacts that result from indelicate handling of them by the surgeon (“crush” artifact) or by the technician. The lack of profound experience with specimens of alopecias take…