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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Rosacea

A papular and pustular inflammatory process that is centered in follicles and is distributed mostly in the middle third of the face in both vertical and horizontal directions. Among the varied manifestations of rosacea are innumerable…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Atopic Dermatitis: Treatment

…ith or without drying the skin with a soft towel, apply steroid ointment to the affected areas with occlusion under plastic kitchen wrap (for localized areas). Other alternatives to occlusion in generalized disease are: sauna suit or wet wraps (2…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Atopic Dermatitis?

…es the Twist popularized by Chubby Checker in the early 1960s. Measures appropriate therapeutically can interrupt the “itchscratchitch” cycle only if the physician who manages the patient understands that the skin lesions do not erupt,…

Confusion—specimen mix-up in dermatopathology and measures to prevent and detect it

Confusion—specimen mix-up in dermatopathology and measures to prevent and detect it

…a pile or two slides on a tray, carries the risk of not being noticed and of leading to an error with potentially serious consequences. If there is an interruption in the ascending sequence of pathology numbers, e.g., if one slide has been broken…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Nerves

…ssociated 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 impulses that travel toward the central…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Images

…rin, fragments of necrotic inflammatory cells and pseudocarcinomatous (infundibular) proliferation + 10.7.4C + 10.7.4D = Cat-scratch disease This pattern, namely, a zone of necrosis and fibrin contiguous with pseudocarcinomatous proliferation of…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Bacillary angiomatosis

…logue of verruga peruana, but the causative organisms, although similar to one another, are different, the latter being a consequence of infection by Bartonella bacilliformis. Cat-scratch disease, like bacillary angiomatosis, also is caused by…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Limitations of the Algorithmic Method

…d late stages (that categorization, although simplistic, being instructive nonetheless for purposes of conveying a sense for sequence chronological), sections from a sample of tissue taken too early or too late in the course of a disease may not…

On the nature of thought processes and their relationship to the accumulation of knowledge, Part XVI-The process of making a diagnosis

On the nature of thought processes and their relationship to the accumulation of knowledge, Part XVI-The process of making a diagnosis

…veling in a northerly direction-the sense that you were meeting your expectation (analogous to recursive thinking)? Melanie Mitchell, in Complexity: A Guided Tour [13], describes her experience of writing a computer program that solves problems by…