Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Scleroderma?

…to pancreatitis or pancreatic carcinoma. Lesions of childhood dermatomyositis unassociated with malignant neoplasia and those of adult dermatomyositis secondary to the effects of a internal malignancy may be indistinguishable morphologically, i.e., c…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Applicable Terms

…e there, an evidence of either discoid lupus erythematosus or dermatomyositis. DYSKERATOSIS [Gk. dis- (abnormal) + keratos (horn) + -osis (condition)]: Cornification abnormally of individual keratocytes within the epidermis and epithelial structures…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Ground Substance

…tions as basophilic, finely granular, stringy material. Mucin is increased strikingly in the reticular dermis of several inflammatory diseases, chief among them being lupus erythematosus and dermatomyositis diffusely, and granuloma annulare focally….

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Identification of Basic Patterns: Skin: Vasculitis

…are indistinguishable from those of lupus erythematosus (and dermatomyositis, which, not uncommonly, is identical histopathologically to lupus erythematosus), the reason being that Degos” disease is not a disease per se, but a pattern of disea…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Scar

…ernail or an acid for a scar, and the inflammatory process of dermatomyositis (poikilodermatomyositis) and the lymphomatous process of mycosis fungoides (poikiloderma vasculare atrophicans) for poikiloderma. Bibliography Bibliography for scar Amadeu…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Colors Stereotypical for Diseases Specific?

…orange-red (e.g., pityriasis rubra pilaris), blue-red (e.g., dermatomyositis), or brown-red (e.g., erythroderma of Sezary’s syndrome).” Lynch PJ. Principles of diagnosis. In: Sams WM Jr, Lynch PJ, eds. Principles and Practice of Dermato…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Images

…om it) and a manifestation of discoid lupus erythematosus and dermatomyositis. Distinction of graft-versus-host disease from the latter two diseases is accomplished by noting absence of a thickened epidermal basement membrane and presence of hypergra…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Discussions

…cally between some lesions of discoid lupus erythematosus and dermatomyositis, both of which may sport a thickened epidermal basement membrane. Polymorphous light eruption is characterized clinically by erythematous, edematous, smooth-surfaced papule…