Search Results for: vitiligo

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Alopecia: Clinical Cases

…udden onset of asymptomatic hair loss in patchy areas on the scalp vertex No family history of autoimmune disease, including vitiligo or autoimmune thyroiditis Review of systems does not reveal evidence of hair-pulling, nutritional deficiency,…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Dermatitis Herpetiformis: Treatment

…a. Patients with dermatitis herpetiformis often have associated autoimmune diseases, including hypothyroidism (most common), vitiligo, Addison’s disease, in addition to celiac disease. A complete history and physical evaluation, including review of…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Vitiligo

…gard to features such as the number of melanocytes and the amount of melanin in the epidermis. Bibliography Bibliography for vitiligo Alajlan A, Alfadley A, Pedersen KT. Transfer of vitiligo after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. J Am Acad…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Vitiligo

An inflammatory process that is idiopathic and results in depigmentation of the skin consequent to loss of melanocytes from the epidermis, and in whitening of hair that follows loss of melanocytes from the bulb of follicles.

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Melanoma: Treatment

Treatment Initial therapy First-line therapy: Surgical excision For diagnosis, complete excisional biopsy with minimal margins, pathologically evaluated at multiple levels to determine the tumor thickness, as well as to determine presence of…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Halo Phenomenon?

…tual complete disappearance of it, and the depigmentation left in the wake of that process is indistinguishable from that of vitiligo (not surprisingly, about 25 percent of persons with halo nevi have concurrent vitiligo). Much more often than not,…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Images

…tary alteration, not vitiligo. 10.113.3A: No infiltrate of inflammatory cells + 10.113.3B: No melanocytes in the epidermis = Vitiligo A longstanding lesion of vitiligo is characterized by absence of both infiltration of lymphocytes and of epidermal…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Blaschkitis?

…ry conditions that occur along Blaschko’s lines, among those being lichen striatus, lichen planus, lichen nitidus, and vitiligo. Genomic mosaicism also may help explain the occurrence, described by Grosshans and Marot, of lesions in the…