A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Preface

…ith dermatitis herpetiformis, herpes gestationis with bullous pemphigoid, and phototoxic dermatitis with photoallergic dermatitis. Furthermore, all kinds of benign proliferations of melanocytes, including so-called blue nevi, are incorporated in the…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy

An inflammatory process in pregnant women near term that consists of urticarial papules and plaques, especially on the trunk and particularly in association with lesions of striae atrophicantes, the lesions disappearing shortly after parturition….

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Impetigo: Initial evaluation

Initial evaluation Impetigo contagiosum Bullous lesions of impetigo Differential diagnosis Herpes simplex: May result in painful or burning, crusted grouped vesicles near the mouth or nares, often recurrent in the…

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Scabies: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Erythematous, crusted, excoriated papules, pustules, and vesicles. Linear burrows representing the path of the mite through the skin may also be seen. Wrists, interdigital web spaces, axilla, genitalia are typically affected sites…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Herpes gestationis

Herpes gestationis Synonyms Pemphigoid gestationis Dermatitis multiformis gestationis Gestational pemphigoid Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Women in the second trimester of pregnancy, but may develop at any stage of gestation Distribution…

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Acquired Epidermolysis Bullosa?

…pemphigus (histology and direct/indirect immunofluorescence), pemphigoid (histology and direct/indirect immunofluorescence), dermatitis herpetiformis (histology and direct/indirect immunofluorescence), and bullous drug dermatitis. Although Roenigk e…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Images

…us papillary dermis and in the acanthotic epidermis = Bullous pemphigoid, urticarial Eosinophils in the epidermis induce spongiosis that, at times, leads to formation of spongiotic vesicles. Uncommonly, a blister in bullous pemphigoid is entirely int…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Identification of Basic Patterns: Skin: Vesicular Dermatitis

…for predominance of lymphocytes (Fig. 5.283 A&B), bullous pemphigoid (and its lookalike, herpes gestationis) for dominance of eosinophils (Fig. 5.284 A&B), and dermatitis herpetiformis (and its lookalike, linear IgA dermatosis) for supremacy…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Dermal and Epidermal Types of Erythema Multiforme?

…led dermal type of erythema multiforme to be those of bullous pemphigoid. Eosinophils are not a finding prominent in most lesions of true erythema multiforme. We infer that the confusion about findings histopathologic in erythema multiforme derived d…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Dermoepithelial Interface

…orphyria cutanea tarda, dermatitis herpetiformis, and bullous pemphigoid. Figure 1.71 A. Schematic representation of the dermoepidermal junction as visualized by electron microscopy. Within a basal keratocyte, tonofilaments (TF) are attached to a…