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Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology


…tions, apoptotic bodies have, in the past, been given names such as Civatte bodies, colloid bodies, single-cell necrobiosis, sunburn cells, and dyskeratotic cells without their basic nature having been recognized… Weedon D, Searle J, Kerr JF….

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Errors and Reasons

…ticularly common in the 1950s when sulfa drugs were prescribed often. Error: Civatte bodies, colloid bodies, hyaline bodies, sunburn cells, satellite cells, and apoptotic cells are something other than necrotic keratocytes. Reason: Each of those…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Photoallergic dermatitis

…may resolve with atrophy, hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation, and telangiectases. Phototoxic reaction resembles a severe sunburn and is confined to sites exposed to ultraviolet light. Seborrheic dermatitis affects sites other than those exposed…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Photoallergic dermatitis vs. Phototoxic dermatitis

An inflammatory process that expresses itself in the skin in protean ways that are variations on a basic pathologic theme, and includes evanescent patches on the face (“butterfly blush”), scaly papules and plaques that resolve with…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Toxic shock syndrome

…Widespread Arrangement of lesions Diffuse Individual lesions Beginning as patches that resemble those of scarlet fever or of sunburn and that soon peel with scales; plaques sometimes Course Fatal in some persons if untreated Variations clinical…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases


…part of the epidermis, and some ballooned keratocytes = Phototoxic dermatitis The changes pictured are just like those of a sunburn. The position of the necrotic keratocytes, i.e., mostly in the upper part of the epidermis indicates that the injury…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Miliaria crystallina

…ly bedridden persons whose home is overheated Distribution of lesions Localized or widespread, especially at sites of recent sunburn Individual lesions Tense clear vesicles of relatively uniform size that resemble dewdrops in repose on otherwise…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology


…In contradistinction, the clinical picture of phototoxic dermatitis is like that of irritant contact dermatitis or of “sunburn.” Lesions vary from subtle erythema to large bullae that may resolve with changes that range from…