Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Acquired epidermolysis bullosa

…ion 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 associ…

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

When all you have is a dermatoscope‚ÄĒstart 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…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Instructions for Authors

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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

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…folliculitis, but an infundibulitis. 10.27.3A: Pustular dermatitis, infundibular, mixed-cell + 10.27.3B: Eosinophils predominate over neutrophils = Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis So-called eosinophilic pustular folliculitis likely is a…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

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…es in diseases that erupt, such as erythema multiforme, fixed drug eruption, and Mucha-Habermann disease, are situated in the lower part of the epidermis. 10.53.3A: Vesicular dermatitis, intraepidermal, ballooned and spongiotic + 10.53.3B:…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy

…tends to be slight and does not eventuate in vesiculation, unlike the situation in some responses to the assault of arthropods. The differential diagnosis of pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy also includes a drug eruption of one t…