Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Atopic Dermatitis: Treatment

Treatment Initial therapy Hydration: Regular use of emollients during and between flares can provide effective hydration. See patient handout Skin Care in Atopic Dermatitis Suppression of inflammation: A topical corticosteroid should be applied…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Atopic Dermatitis?

…:348. “Prurigo is the name applied to various severely itchy skin eruptions (prurigo = itching scale), whose primary lesions show urticarial seropapules, urticarial papules, or persistent papulonodules which become excoriated by scratching.&#…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Identification of Basic Patterns: Skin: Fibrosing Dermatitis

…Figure 5.356 A&B. The life of a lesion of acne keloidalis: sequence chronologically from suppurative infundibulitis to fibroplasia. The sequence, over a period of many years, of suppurative infundibulitis, extrusion of neutrophils in large number…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Nerves

…er. Many inflammatory diseases of the skin are associated with itching; among the most notorious of these are dermatitis herpetiformis, Grover’s disease, and scabies. Scratching is thought to relieve itching by disturbing the rhythm of afferent…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Bacillary angiomatosis

Bacillary angiomatosis Synonyms Epithelioid angiomatosis Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Any age in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or with other forms of immunosuppression; rarely in patients without immunodeficiency Distrib…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Images

Images 10.7.1A: Diffuse dermatitis, mixed-cell + 10.7.1B: Proliferation of venules lined by plump endothelial cells, a sprinkling of neutrophils and nuclear “dust” of neutrophils, and clumps of granular violaceous material = B…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Limitations of the Algorithmic Method

The algorithmic method proposed in these pages and predicated on patterns histopathologic is intended to be more than just a guide to diagnosis of particular pathologic processes in skin and subcutaneous fat; it is meant to serve as a springboard fo…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

The Algorithmic Method

An algorithm is a method for calculation based on logical thought and orderly sequence, one that can be utilized for diagnosis of diseases of all kinds, including inflammatory ones of the skin. Once a disorder of the skin and/or subcutaneous fat has…