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Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases


…lesion or the findings simply do not distinguish, compellingly, among a discrete number of possibilities, for example, among dermatitis herpetiformis, linear IgA dermatosis, and bullous lupus erythematosus. In those situations, direct…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Focus of Infection?

…nus; 2, lichen simplex (Vidal); 3, herpes simplex; 4, herpes zoster; 5, eczema (neurotic); 6, alopecia areata; 7, dermatitis herpetiformis; 8, scleroderma; 9, vitiligo. Group 3: Those considered in some relation with tuberculosis: 1, erythema…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Fixation of the Specimen

…lly worthwhile for diagnosis with specificity of vesiculobullous diseases, e.g., bullous pemphigoid, pemphigus vulgaris, and dermatitis herpetiformis. When diagnosis with precision of a vesiculobullous disease is the goal, a biopsy specimen for…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology


…t from those caused by herpesvirus, in which there is a tendency for vesicles to form rapidly and in clusters, as they do in dermatitis herpetiformis and herpes gestationis, neither of which has been shown to be viral in cause. When herpes simplex…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Herpes simplex vs. Vaccinia

An inflammatory disease of genetic nature that begins with red macules that quickly become nonscaly papules that in turn become scaly papules and plaques. If the process becomes widespread, an erythroderma results, and if it is accelerated,…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Differential Diagnosis

Dermatitis herpetiformis Bullous pemphigoid 1. Subepidermal blister that contains neutrophils mostly; eosinophils in variable number, present, too, about 72 hours after onset 1. Subepidermal blister that contains eosinophils mostly; neutrophils in…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology


Dermatitis herpetiformis Bullous pemphigoid