Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

An itchy rash in a young Caucasian woman

…y, 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

…ong 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…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Urticarial Vasculitis?

…t “bites,” bullous pemphigoid, herpes gestationis, dermatitis herpetiformis, and allergic contact dermatitis. Although urticarial papules are common to all of those disorders, each of them can be recognized for what it is, not only by pay…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Acquired epidermolysis bullosa

…tion beneath blisters. Differential diagnosis histopathologic Dermatitis herpetiformis and linear IgA dermatosis resemble closely the inflammatory type of acquired epidermolysis bullosa. Lupus erythematosus in an early stage of that process is assoc…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

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

…ed 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 doce…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Instructions for Authors

…hemical name and a figure giving the chemical structure of the drug. Capitalize the trade names of drugs and place them in parentheses after the generic names. To comply with trademark law, include the name and location (city and state in USA; city a…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Lymphocytoma cutis

…t 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 h…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Erythema nodosum

Erythema 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 pretibi…