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Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Leprosy

…to-like structures that riddle organs infected by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The equivalent histopathologic of tubercles in tuberculosis is collections of histiocytes with plump oval nuclei and abundant pale-pink cytoplasm. Because those…

Predicting outcome: a fourfold delusion!

Predicting outcome: a fourfold delusion!

…present disease. For example the identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in sputum implies a certainty: the patient has tuberculosis. All to the contrary, prognosis is a statistical computation of what might occur in the future. By its very…

Murphy MJ (ed). Molecular Diagnostics in Dermatology and Dermatopathology. New York: Springer Science + Business Media (Humana Press), 2011

Murphy MJ (ed). Molecular Diagnostics in Dermatology and Dermatopathology. New York: Springer Science + Business Media (Humana Press), 2011

…and acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans in the case of borreliosis and lupus vulgaris and erythema induratum in the case of tuberculosis? Obviously, these are questions of great importance for the management of patients, but physicians will not…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Cells That Mediate Inflammation (Inflammatory Cells)

…operative maximally. Mycobacterium tuberculosis typically elicits that distinctive pattern of granulomatous inflammation in tuberculosis. Attempts by host defenses to destroy mycobacteria lead to mobilization and predominance eventually of…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Atypical mycobacterial infections

…s by atypical mycobacteria, deep fungi such as sporotrichosis, blastomycosis, and coccidioidomycosis, other bacteria such as tuberculosis, spirochetal bacteria such as syphilis, noninfectious inflammatory diseases such as halogenodermas, and by…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Applicable Terms

…of any pathologic process that causes loss of parenchyma, as occurs in long-standing inflammatory processes such as caseous tuberculosis and gummatous syphilis or in the case of sudden, acute inflammatory change like that evoked by…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Lupus vulgaris

…ateral. Lupus vulgaris results from the following sequence of events: tubercle bacilli, having been inhaled, cause pulmonary tuberculosis in one or both lungs; bacilli travel by blood vessels to the skin of the face where they are deposited in the…

Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus onset preceded by Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease

Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus onset preceded by Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease

…lymphocytes which showed mainly a CD3+, CD 20- phenotype. Bronchial aspiration with microbiologic cultures for Mycobacterium tuberculosis were negative. A cervical lymph node biopsy was performed. The lymph node structure was completely effaced by…