Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Xerosis, Asteatosis, Asteatotic Eczema, Eczema Craquelé, and Dry Skin?

…; Fr astéatose Definition: Asteatosis is that condition of the skin in which there is absolute or relative deficiency of the sebaceous secretion.” Ormsby OS, Montgomery H. Diseases of the appendages. In: Diseases of the Skin, 6th ed. Philadelp…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Identification of Basic Patterns: Skin: Vesicular Dermatitis

…ter in pemphigus vulgaris on a mucous membrane: just as in the skin. The blister of pemphigus vulgaris on a mucous membrane, in this instance of the oral cavity, usually begins, just as it does in the skin, that is, immediately above the basal layer…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome

…occi are responsible for development of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome. Inadequate function of immature kidneys may contribute to the condition developing in the neonatal period especially. Comment Theoretically, staphylococcal scalded skin syn…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Epidermal multinucleated giant cells are not always a histopathologic clue to a herpes virus infection: multinucleated epithelial giant cells in the epidermis of lesional skin biopsies from patients with acantholytic dermatoses can histologically mimic a herpes virus infection

…virus infection. Relevant papers were reviewed to discover the skin conditions with either multinucleated giant cells in the epidermis or coincident cutaneous herpes virus infection. Results: Initial skin biopsies from patients with either pemphigus…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Abstracts from the Joint Meeting of the International Society for Digital Imaging of the Skin (ISDIS), the International Confocal Group (ICG), and the International Dermoscopy Society (IDS) in conjunction with the 2014 American Academy of Dermatology, March 22, 2014, Denver, CO, USA

…pe > III) and another for lightly pigmented (type < III) skin types, as they have different reflectance characteristics due to their varying melanin content. In stacks of dark skin, the algorithm aims to locate highly reflective basal cells at…