Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Identification of Basic Patterns: Skin: Perivascular Dermatitis

…the seven essential patterns of inflammatory diseases in the skin appreciable at scanning magnification, perivascular dermatitis is the most common by far. It is the one that microscopists encounter most often in the routine practice of surgical pat…

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. Philadelph…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Identification of Basic Patterns: Skin: Vesicular Dermatitis

…0;vesiculobullous” are terms generic for lesions of the skin that usually are elevated above the surface of it and are distinguished clinically by containing a clear watery liquid that is observed by conventional microscopy to be serum. We chos…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome

Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome Synonyms Staphylococcal Lyell syndrome Dermatitis exfoliativa neonatorum Ritter disease Ritter von Rittershain-Lyell’s disease SSSS Staphylococcal toxic epidermal necrolysis Presentation stereotypical Age a…

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

…dividuals with acantholytic dermatoses whose initial lesional skin biopsies showed multinucleated epithelial giant cells suggestive of a herpes virus infection are reported. Using the PubMed database, an extensive literature search was performed on m…