Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Darier’s disease and simulators of it

A constellation of conditions that assumes various forms clinically but whose most dependable denominator in common (the exception being the punctate manifestation) is a keratotic ring around a central zone of atrophy, e.g., in a congenital expressi…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases


Noninflammatory scaly disorders in which polygonal gray or brown scales tend to be elevated at their periphery, causing them to appear to be separated from contiguous scales, findings that are seen in three conditions, namely, ichthyosis vulgaris (a…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Grover’s Disease

An inflammatory process characterized by a pruritic, papular, and, uncommonly, papulovesicular eruption of unknown cause affecting persons over 40 years of age (and usually over 60), often in photodistribution, but sometimes widespread. Although nam…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Palmar and Plantar Keratoderma

A keratotic condition of the palms and soles, inherited usually, but sometimes acquired, in which involvement may be diffuse, circumscribed (including striate), or punctate….

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases


…ertaking of this pocket atlas of dermatology? The reasons were several and varied, among them the following: 1.  Pictures are and always have been an extraordinarily valuable vehicle in the study of clinical dermatology. The first textbook of modern…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Darier’s Disease: Initial Evaluation

Differential Diagnosis Psoriasis, including inverse psoriasis Seborrheic dermatitis Atopic dermatitis Tinea cruris

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Grover’s Disease / Transient Acantholytic Dermatosis: Key Points

…pustule, or papulovesicle. Grover’s may be triggered by heat, sweating, and occlusion and may persist for years. Sun damage and xerosis may be important risk factors. The strategy is to suppress the pruritus and if possible clear the cutaneous lesio…