Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

An itchy rash in a young Caucasian woman

…, the differential diagnosis includes such different diseases like acute lupus erythematosus, dermatitis herpetiformis, linear IgA disease or confluent and reticulated papillomatosis of Gougerot and Carteaud [3]. Clinicopathologic correlation is the…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Dermoepithelial Interface

…ng them blistering disorders such as porphyria cutanea tarda, dermatitis herpetiformis, and bullous pemphigoid. Figure 1.71 A. Schematic representation of the dermoepidermal junction as visualized by electron microscopy. Within a basal keratocyte,…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

European dermatology: great past-no future?

…-they were simply not welcome in “real” medicine, like internal medicine or surgery. We still bear some of this basic mistrust, and we bare our teeth when we see our dominance over melanoma, lymphoma, autoimmune diseases and many other di…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Instructions for Authors

…e most easily identifiable conflicts of interest and the most likely to undermine the credibility of the journal, the authors, and of science itself. However, conflicts can occur for other reasons, such as personal relationships, academic competition…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

When all you have is a dermatoscope—start looking at the nails

…d with the formation of nail alterations. However, only a few drugs are regularly responsible for toxic effects on the nail matrix, the nail bed or the periungual skin [23]. These drugs predominantly include retinoids and chemotherapeutics like docet…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Lymphocytoma cutis

…of tattoos Simulators of T-cell lymphoma, e.g., Lymphomatoid drug eruption
Lymphomatoid contact dermatitis
Lichenoid purpura of Gougerot and Blum
Various inflammatory diseases episodically, as dissimilar as psoriasis and dermatophytosis Findings hi…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Erythema nodosum

…nodosum Synonyms Erythema contusiforme Erythema contusiformis Dermatitis contusiformis Erythema nouesux Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Young adults, especially women Distribution of lesions Bilateral and symmetrical over the pretibial and lat…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Leprosy

…f lymphocytes that spare cutaneous nerves. Polymorphous light eruption differs from indeterminate leprosy by the presence, often, of notable edema in the papillary dermis. The tumid variant of discoid lupus erythematosus differs from indeterminate le…