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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Acne Vulgaris

A disease of infundibulosebaceous units, especially infundibula, that may manifest itself solely as noninflammatory lesions, i.e., comedones and intact cysts, or as inflammatory lesions, i.e., papules, nodules, and pustules. The process may resolve…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Lichen Planus

An inflammatory process consisting usually of violaceous papules that have a polygonal outline and flat top, and that tends to favor flexural surfaces of skin and the buccal mucosa of the oral cavity. It sometimes affects follicles and nail units…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Necrobiosis Lipoidica

A granulomatous inflammatory process characterized clinically by patches that become yellowish plaques and that in time resolve with atrophy and telangiectases. The condition usually occurs in persons with diabetes.

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases


An inflammatory disease of children and adults that tends to involve skin and skeletal muscle mostly, the findings in the skin being patches with the color of heliotrope, especially in the periocular region. The disease manifests itself as…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Granuloma Annulare: Key Points

Key Points Granuloma annulare is a reactive inflammatory skin condition, which commonly presents as annular pink, erythematous thin plaques on the distal extremities. Granuloma annulare usually presents as localized disease, generalized plaques or…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology


…ollicular atrophoderma. Vermiculate atrophoderma. Atrophoderma of Pasini and Pierini (probably morphoea). Atrophic naevi. Panatrophy: local panatrophy; facial hemiatrophy.” Burrows NP, Lovell CR. Disorders of connective tissue. In: Burns T,…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Applicable Terms

…ttened. The volume of the upper part of the skin, therefore, is decreased considerably, and the result is seen clinically as atrophy. Mid-atrophy also comes into being from loss of connective tissue (especially elastic tissue), but in the reticular…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Errors and Reasons

atrophy as that condition presents itself in the skin clinically, loss of collagen also is contributory; “superficial atrophy” results largely from loss of collagen in dermal papillae, and “mid atrophy” (anetoderma) from…