Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

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…ffiliated with eosinophils in the epidermis, where they induce spongiosis. Some urticarial lesions of bullous pemphigoid are associated with a caricature of spongiosis, namely, spongiotic vesiculation, as is the case here. 10.10.7A: Vesicul…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Herpes gestationis

Herpes gestationis Synonyms Pemphigoid gestationis Dermatitis multiformis gestationis Gestational pemphigoid Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Women in the second trimester of pregnancy, but may develop at any stage of gestation Distribution…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Polymorphous light eruption

…n the upper part of the dermis may vary from slight to marked. Spongiosis, accompanied at times by fledgling scale-crusts, may be present in some lesions. If neither edema in the papillary dermis nor spongiosis or scale-crusts are evident, it may not…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Applicable Terms

…asis alba, do not progress to vesicles. Practically never does spongiosis in mycosis fungoides culminate in a vesicle. Figure 3.35 Spongiosis (intercellular edema). SUPPURATION [L. suppurare (under) + pus (pus)]: Formation and exudation of pus, i….

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

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…n be seen, but those conditions, when early, usually show more spongiosis and in a fashion more diffuse. 10.81.9A: Perivascular dermatitis, spongiotic + 10.81.9B: A focus of spongiosis on the far right and mound of parakeratosis containing…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Apocrine Miliaria?

…the epidermis. A few lymphocytes are sprinkled in the focus of spongiosis. It is this involvement by spongiosis of an apocrine duct at its juncture with an infundibulum that has earned Fox-Fordyce disease the alternative title “apocrine miliari…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Bullous pemphigoid

Bullous pemphigoid Synonyms Pemphigoid Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Onset usually in the seventh or eighth decade of life, but sometimes somewhat earlier, in both sexes; only rarely in young persons Distribution of lesions Inner aspects o…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Arthropod assaults

Arthropod assaults Synonyms Insect “bite” Bug bite Insect bite reaction Papular urticaria Lichen urticatus Strophulus Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Any age and both sexes Distribution of lesions At times only a single lesion a…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Mucha-Habermann disease

…affiliated often with reticular alteration and sometimes with spongiosis. Episodically, a blister is brought into being mostly by spongiosis. Subepidermal vesiculation may be a consequence of both marked edema of the papillary dermis and vacuolar al…