Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Papular mucinosis vs Interstitial granuloma annulare

A pruritic papular and vesicular inflammatory process of unknown cause that tends to affect the sides of fingers and toes, as well as palms and soles. The name “dyshidrotic” is misleading; the condition has no relation whatever to eccrin…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Diagnosis of ophthalmomyiasis externa by dermatoscopy

Abstract Ophthalmomyiasis in humans caused by the larvae of the sheep nasal botfly (Oestrus ovis) and is a rare phenomenon in Israel. We describe the utilization of the dermatoscope as a diagnostic tool for the facilitation of early diagnosis of con…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Lecture Series

The free Adobe Flash Player is required to view these videos. Lecture Series: A series of lectures by A. Bernard Ackerman, MD on subjects from A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases. Read Introduction A series of lectures by A. Bernard Ackerma…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Lichen striatus

Lichen striatus Synonyms Linear lichenoid dermatosis Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Mostly girls, but sometimes boys and young adults of both sexes Distribution of lesions Usually an extremity Arrangement of lesions Linear Individual lesions…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Acquired epidermolysis bullosa

Acquired epidermolysis bullosa Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Adults of both sexes Distribution of lesions Predilection for skin above joints and at sites of trauma; oral lesions sometimes Individual lesions Vesicles, bullae, scars, and mili…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

About transitions

Dear Readers, Mark A. Hurt, the Editor of the Book Review Section of Dermatology Practical & Conceptual has decided, after a decade of contributions, that the time has come to him to transition out of his role. Mark was recruited by Bernie Acker…