Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Eosinophilic Cellulitis (Wells’ Syndrome)?

…ly without systemic symptoms. The acute state of eosinophilic cellulitis develops over a few days. Painful red oedema may cover a whole limb. Histologically there is oedema and dermal infiltration with eosinophils. The resolving stage of granulomatou…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Erysipelas

An inflammatory process caused by one of several bacteria, especially Streptococcus pyogenes, and manifested clinically as erythematous patches and erythematous edematous plaques with scalloped outlines upon which vesicles and bullae, some of them h…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Follicular Occlusion Triad?

…d: (acne conglobata, hidradenitis suppurativa, and dissecting cellulitis of the scalp). These diseases comprise a generic group. Though not usually classified together, there is reason to believe that they are variants of the same pathologic proces…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Follicular Degeneration Syndrome?

…Arch Dermatol 1994;130:763–69. “Coexisting dissecting cellulitis (perifolliculitis capitis abscendens et suffodiens) was noted in one patient. This association may be more than coincidental. In both FDS and dissecting cellulitis, black patien…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Erysipelas

…us influenzae. Comment In skin, the expression most common of cellulitis is erysipelas, a condition that usually presents itself clinically as a plaque, at the periphery of which vesicles and bullae may develop. Those blisters may occur in the epider…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Arthropod assaults

…ct Secondary infection (impetigo, suppurative infundibulitis, cellulitis, and lymphangitis) following animated scratching of an insect “bite” Papules following on the “bite” of an insect may persist for months; vigorous rubbin…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Applicable Terms

…rficial plexus. PHLEGMON [Gk. phlegma (flame, inflammation)]: Cellulitis brought into being usually by microaerophilic streptococci. The process tends to extend throughout the dermis and subcutaneous fat to skeletal muscle and other soft tissues. His…