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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Arthropod Assaults

Papules, nodules, vesicles, and sometimes bullae that develop in response to “bites” of arthropods, among the most common offenders being mosquitoes, bedbugs, and mites of scabies.

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Applicable Terms

…, but also of noninfectious diseases such as erythema multiforme, fixed drug eruption, and Mucha-Habermann disease. The term ballooning, if unmodified, is enigmatic because ballooning refers also to the appearance of swollen cytoplasm in types of…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

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…2.3A: Vesicular dermatitis, intraepidermal and subepidermal, lymphocytes predominant + 10.32.3B: Lymphocytes only, extensive ballooning, and individual necrotic keratocytes = Erythema multiforme The subepidermal blister came into being as a result…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Farmyard pox

…farmyard pox, papules are characterized by a superficial perivascular infiltrate of lymphocytes and by slight spongiosis and ballooning of spinous keratocytes. As lesions evolve to resemble a target, spongiosis and ballooning become more prominent,…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Fixed drug eruption

…the dermoepidermal junction; if extensive, eventuates in subepidermal clefts and subepidermal vesicles Marked spongiosis and ballooning; if ballooning extensive sufficiently, reticular alteration and intraepidermal vesicles ensue Intraepidermal and…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Mucha-Habermann disease

…ucha-Habermann disease. That finding, which is most prominent in the upper half of the viable epidermis, is a consequence of ballooning, which, on occasion, eventuates in intraepidermal vesiculation. Almost always, the ballooning is accompanied by…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

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…d assault This particular intraepidermal blister that ruptured to become subepidermal came into being by virtue of extensive ballooning and spongiosis. Spongiosis is dominant in the lower part of the epidermis and ballooning in the mid and upper…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Toxic shock syndrome

…Scale-crusts consist of mounds of parakeratosis that house serum, which is a consequence of serum in zones of spongiosis and ballooning ascending the epidermal spinous zone. Differential diagnosis histopathologic Phototoxic dermatitis is…