Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma/ Mycosis Fungoides: Overview

…urface area Stage IIA-patches or plaques < o r> 10% body surface area with palpable lymph nodes without pathologic involvement Stage IIB-tumors with or without palpable lymph nodes in the absence of pathologic involvement Stage III-erythroderma…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Spitz and Reed nevi: acquired or congenital?

…a survey on clinical, dermatoscopic and histopathologic clues suggesting a congenital origin of authentic Spitz nevi. Relevant differences in respect to Reed nevi are pointed out. What is a nevus? In classic pathology, the term nevus is usually rela…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Papular Urticaria: Treatment

…r papular urticaria is to identify and eliminate the arthropod source and to then suppress the resultant inflammatory reaction. First-line management of the inflammatory reaction involves three basic steps: Treat the patient’s hypersensitivity react…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Melanoma: Key Points

…, red, purple). Nodular melanoma (NMM) typically presents as a solitary nodule that arises from a preexisting nevus or de novo. It may grow rapidly in thickness without radial spread (extension along the surface of the skin). Lentigo maligna melanoma…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Melanoma arising in a giant nevus spilus maculosus

Abstract Melanoma arising in a nevus spilus is rare. There are two distinct types of nevus spilus characterized by macular or papular speckles, respectively. We report the case of a melanoma that arose in association with a giant nevus spilus maculo…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Nevus Cells, Nevocytes, and Nevomelanocytes?

“A nevus (mole) is a benign neoplasm of pigment-forming cells, the nevus cell.” Lookingbill DP, Marks JG Jr. Principles of clinical diagnosis. In: Moschella SL, Hurley HJ, eds. Dermatology. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: WB Saunders Co., 19…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Basal-Cell Carcinoma Common in Nevus Sebaceus?

…us-cell carcinoma and basal-cell carcinoma arising in a naevus sebaceous of Jadassohn: case report and literature review. Clin Exp Dermatol 2005 May;30(3):259-60. Virtually every textbook in which an entry about nevus sebaceus is found states that b…