Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Miliaria crystallina

Miliaria crystallina Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Mostly in infants of both sexes, but also in elderly bedridden persons whose home is overheated Distribution of lesions Localized or widespread, especially at sites of recent sunburn Indivi…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Lentigo Maligna?

“Melanoma arising from lentigo maligna is preceded by or forms a part of a recognizable series of events affecting the melanocytic cellular system in a way similar to these stages. First, there is a long period characterized by an increase in…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Pernio, Perniosis, Lupus Pernio, Chilblain, and Chilblain Lupus?

…es older persons and men Findings by conventional microscopy Superficial and deep perivascular infiltrates of lymphocytes Superficial and deep perivascular infiltrates of lymphocytes Laboratory investigation Antinuclear antibody positive Antinucl…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Erythroderma of psoriasis vs. Erythroderma of mycosis fungoides

Extramammary Paget’s disease is an apocrine carcinoma that begins within the epidermis and presents itself clinically as a patch or a subtle plaque that extends centrifugally for many years before becoming a readily discernible thick plaque, a…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Epidermal Cyst and Epidermoid Cyst?

“Epidermoid cyst. Synonym: Sebaceous cyst, steatoma, epithelial cyst. Definition: A cyst containing keratin and its breakdown products, surrounded by an epidermoid wall.” Mackie RM. Epidermal skin tumors. In: Champion RH, Burton JL, Eb…