Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Eosinophilic Cellulitis (Wells’ Syndrome)?

…igel and Winkelmann recorded as characteristic of Wells’ syndrome were different from those described by Wells and Smith. Conflicting views about the authenticity of Wells’ syndrome as a distinct condition, clinically and/or histopatholog…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Follicular Degeneration Syndrome?

…to exist between hot comb alopecia and follicular degeneration syndrome. The supposed differences are listed in the table that follows: HOT-COMB ALOPECIA FOLLICULAR DEGENERATION SYNDROME Affects black women only Affects black women and black…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome

Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome Synonyms Staphylococcal Lyell syndrome Dermatitis exfoliativa neonatorum Ritter disease Ritter von Rittershain-Lyell’s disease SSSS Staphylococcal toxic epidermal necrolysis Presentation stereotypical Age a…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Toxic shock syndrome

…keratocytes. It shares little with staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome, which is an intraepidermal blistering disease. Like the situation in so many other inflammatory disease of the skin, the changes histopathologic in toxic shock syndrome may be t…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Sweet’s syndrome

…epidermis. Differential diagnosis histopathologic Bowel bypass syndrome displays changes indistinguishable from those in Sweet’s syndrome, but that procedure surgical no longer is performed. Leukocytoclastic vasculitis exhibits fibrin in the wa…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Erythema multiforme vs. Toxic shock syndrome

An inflammatory process expressed clinically by markedly edematous acuminate papules and edematous plaques situated mostly on the face, upper part of the trunk, and arms, especially the hands, and often accompanied by fever and leukocytosis. It may…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Acroangiodermatitis of Mali/Stewart-Bluefarb syndrome

Acroangiodermatitis of Mali/Stewart-Bluefarb syndrome Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Adults of both sexes Distribution of lesions Localized to the lower part of the legs bilaterally, especially the toes Arrangement of lesions Discrete Indivi…