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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Lupus Erythematosus

Lupus erythematosus (LE) is a multisystem autoimmune connective tissue disease that can have protean effects on the skin. In some patients only the skin is involved, while in others, life-threatening internal complications can arise, ranging from…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Dermatomyositis: Initial Evaluation

…Initial Evaluation Differential diagnosis Erysipelas Lupus Psoriasis Sarcoidosis Rosacea Scleroderma (fingers)…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Sweet’s Syndrome (Acute Febrile Neutrophil Dermatosis): Key Points

Key Points Indurated, often painful, erythematous nodules are the characteristic skin lesion that marks Sweet’s syndrome. Skin lesions may be bullous or cellulitis-like (pseudocellulitic) in appearance. Skin lesions of Sweet’s syndrome are often…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis: Key Points

Key Points Chondrodermatitis nodularis helicis (CNH) is an uncommon, strikingly painful lesion on the helix or antihelix of the ear, which often appears as a crusted ulceration mimicking a cutaneous malignancy. Diagnosis may be made by clinical…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Images

…dermoepidermal interface, few lymphocytes in company with vacuolar alteration along the junction, and focal parakeratosis = Dermatomyositis The changes at the dermoepidermal junction in dermatomyositis are just like those in discoid lupus…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Images

…an epidermis thinned focally = Lupus erythematosus, discoid The constellation of findings pictured here can be seen also in dermatomyositis. On the basis of scrutiny of changes histopathologic alone, a histopathologist cannot distinguish this…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Discussions

…there appear atrophy, hyper- and hypopigmentation, and telangiectases. Poikilodermatous changes, however, are more common in dermatomyositis than they are in discoid lupus erythematosus. Dermatomyositis expresses itself differently on different…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis?

…an 8-year-old child who suffered from dermatomyositis. We report another child with juvenile CNH who was not afflicted with dermatomyositis or other systemic disorders. The clinical and histologic evaluations demonstrated CNH on the helix of the…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Degos’ disease (malignant atrophic papulosis)

…junction, a thinned epidermis devoid of rete ridges, and compact orthokeratosis), a statement that is applicable equally to dermatomyositis. Some patients with Degos’ disease actually have unquestionable lupus erythematosus by virtue of…