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Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Discussions

…anatomic), and recognizing that what are called localized morphea, idiopathic atrophoderma of Pasini and Pierini, widespread morphea, guttate morphea, tryptophane myalgia syndrome, eosinophilia myalgia syndrome, toxic oil syndrome, lichen sclerosus…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Errors and Reasons

…patient, nary a single lesion of atopic dermatitis comes into being. Error: Atrophoderma of Pasini and Pierini differs from morphea. Reason: The atrophoderma named eponymically for Pasini and Pierini simply is the end stage of morphea, a phenomenon…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Discussions

…in the dermis of that condition, hence its resemblance clinical to the form of “localized scleroderma” known as morphea. During its active phase, morphea is marked by florid panniculitis. As the infiltrate of inflammatory cells wanes,…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Scleroderma?

…ly, but they are very different from one another in terms of cause, probable mechanisms of formation, and biologic behavior. Morphea and its superficial variant, that is, lichen sclerosus et atrophicus, may disappear without therapy, although some…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy

…al and systematic. In those latter two conditions, however, the findings histopathologic are indistinguishable from those of morphea, whereas the changes in nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy are distinguishable readily from those of morphea. As of…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Subcutaneous Fat: Panniculitis

…ecrosis and fibrosis are present in the center of those trabeculae. Figure 5.391 A&B. A distinctive septal panniculitis: morphea. The fenestrated pattern formed by widened septa and shrunken lobules in conjunction with nodules of lymphocytes and…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

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…he reticular dermis of radiodermatitis (rather than discrete, crowded, thickened bundles of collagen there as is the case in morphea) and by the presence of an increased number of abnormal fibrocytes (rather than a decreased number of seemingly…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Discussions

…e of the term “scleroderma,” except for purposes pedagogical, such as here, and instead to refer specifically to morphea, linear scleroderma, acrosclerosis, etc. Lesions of morphea at an early stage of them are characterized by…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Radiation dermatitis and panniculitis

…for carcinoma of the breast, differs histopathologically from radiation sclerosis on one hand and the inflammatory stage of morphea on the other. Pseudosclerodermatous panniculitis, in common with the inflammatory stage of morphea, is characterized…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Algorithms Predicated on “Nonspecific” Findings

…sma cells (and eosinophils, too, episodically) at the junction of the dermis and subcutaneous fat and of septa and lobules = Morphea     Psoriasiform Acanthosis An epidermis characterized by elongated rete ridges of more or less equal…