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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

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

…matoxylin and eosin stained sections can be misleading. References 1. Cohen PR. Tests for detecting herpes simplex virus and varicella-zoster virus infections. Dermatol Clin. 1994;12:51-68. 2. Huff JC, Krueger GC, Overall JC Jr, Copeland J, Spruance…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Herpes simplex vs. Vaccinia

…d when fully developed by tense vesicles, herpes simplex consisting of grouped vesicles on an erythematous base, zoster being made up of vesicles, sometimes hemorrhagic ones, that course along a dermatome of an adult usually, and varicella being…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Farmyard pox

…differentiated from infections by Parapoxvirus (farmyard pox) by methods electron microscopic and virologic. Herpes simplex, varicella, and zoster are characterized by marked ballooning, reticular alteration, and intraepidermal vesicles, but those…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Images

…al of infection by herpesvirus illustrated are the same regardless of whether a lesion is that of herpes simplex, zoster, or varicella. 10.47.6A: Vesicular dermatitis, intraepidermal and subepidermal + 10.47.6B: Numerous ghosts of acantholytic…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Applicable Terms

…more firmly distended than an intraepidermal vesicle is violated often, as evidenced by tense vesicles that are standard in varicella, miliaria crsytallina, and an “id” reaction. Moreover, a subepidermal blister may be flaccid, as in…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Errors and Reasons

…specific for Degos” disease, appearing as they do not uncommonly in such disparate conditions as atrophie blanche and varicella; moreover, Degos” disease is not specific unto itself, but rather is a pattern morphologic, the most common…

Acantholytic dyskeratotic acanthoma: case report and review of the literature

Acantholytic dyskeratotic acanthoma: case report and review of the literature

…sence multi-nucleated epidermal giant cells in acantholytic dyskeratotic acanthoma differentiates it from herpes simplex and varicella-zoster skin lesions [6]. Incidental acanthosis or dyskeratosis may be occasionally noted in an actinic keratosis,…