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 poikilode…

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 as…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases


An inflammatory process, caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum, that tends to evolve through three stages, namely, primary (typified usually by a solitary chancre), secondary (characterized by widespread macules and papules on skin and mucous…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases


…expression of a small lesion of anetoderma is “macular atrophy” secondary to destructive changes of acne vulgaris, and of a large lesion of anetoderma is stria atrophicans. Striae are linear lesions that at first are elevated and plethor…

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….

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology


“Atrophoderma, or atrophia cutis. Atrophy of the skin may be quantitative or qualitative; idiopathic or symptomatic; diffused or circumscribed. Crocker gives this useful table: Pigmentosum Juvenilis Albidum Diffusum Senilis…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Applicable Terms

…nt intensive rubbing of the skin in lichen simplex chronicus. ATROPHY [Gk. a (without) + trophe (nourishment)]: Reduction in amount of tissue is a result of there being fewer cells and/or smaller cells and/or amount of extracellular substances. Atrop…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Errors and Reasons

…on that has counterparts clinical and histopathologic. Error: Atrophy of skin in general, i.e., in all atrophodermas, results entirely from loss of elastic fibers. Reason: Although loss of elastic fibers contributes greatly to the appearance of some…