Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

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Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (PUPPP) and a superficial response to an assault by an arthropod are inflammatory diseases that share many features clinical and findings histopathologic. When viewed through a conventional micros…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

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…es acuta and pityriasis lichenoides chronica are not different diseases, but different names for changes morphologic of the same disease. Pityriasis lichenoides acuta and pityriasis lichenoides chronica have many findings histopathologic in common: m…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

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…fatal; morphea never is. Scleredema (known also as scleredema adultorum of Buschke) affects young adults. About 50 percent of patients present themselves to a physician at an age younger than 20 years. There is no predilection for sex. The changes a…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Widespread pruritic papules on the trunk and extremities

The patient A 42-year-old Caucasian man presented with a 15-year history of a widespread, persistent, pruritic eruption over his trunk and extremities. He was not on medication and had no relevant family history. On physical examination, multiple di…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Acquired epidermolysis bullosa

…idermolysis bullosa acquisita. In: Jordon RE. Atlas of Bullous Disease. New York: Churchill Livingstone, 2000;125–38. Wise F, Lautman MF. Epidermolysis bullosa beginning in adult life. The acquired form of the disease, with report of a case and revie…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Eosinophilic folliculitis

…Infants of both sexes, restricted usually to the scalp; young adults, especially males, infected by HIV (eosinophilic pustular folliculitis of HIV), and some Japanese and Caucasians with no infection by HIV (Ofuji’s disease) Distribution of le…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Lupus erythematosus

…tumidus. Because the precise nosologic status of Degos’ disease and pernio still is in debate, those two conditions are being treated separately at the very end of this subchapter. Correlation clinicopathologic A “butterfly blush,”…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

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…ch sometimes is referred to imprecisely as the drug-induced or adult form of toxic epidermal necrolysis) because those two conditions have so many features in common. Both diseases are typified clinically by widespread reddish lesions, involvement of…