Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Toxic shock syndrome

An inflammatory process expressed clinically by markedly edematous acuminate papules and edematous plaques situated mostly on the face, upper part of the trunk, and arms, especially the hands, and often accompanied by fever and leukocytosis. It may…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Sweet’s syndrome

An inflammatory process expressed clinically by markedly edematous acuminate papules and edematous plaques situated mostly on the face, upper part of the trunk, and arms, especially the hands, and often accompanied by fever and leukocytosis. It may…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Behçet’s Disease

…ment Panniculitis is one of many expressions of Behçet”s syndrome. The lesions often are described as “erythema nodosum-like,” a term that is valid because panniculitis in Behçet”s syndrome resembles erythema nodosum clinicall…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Errors and Reasons

…diagnosis at that stage of it. Error: Follicular degeneration syndrome is an authentic disease of the inner sheath. Reason: Follicular degeneration syndrome is wholly without authenticity; the vast majority of patients said to have that syndrome act…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Churg-Strauss Granuloma and Allergic Granulomatosis?

…d in connective tissue throughout the body, suggests that this syndrome constitutes an entity apart from classical periarteritis nodosa. . . . Of frequent occurrence in this syndrome are cutaneous and subcutaneous nodules showing the typical connecti…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Sclerotic Fibroma?

…ary or multiple, discrete skin nodules in patients with Cowden syndrome. Oral SF has been reported in patients with Cowden syndrome; however we now report the first documented series of sporadic SF originating within the oral mucosa.” Alawi F,…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Impetigo contagiosa

Impetigo contagiosa Synonyms Impetigo Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Children, particularly of preschool age, but young adults of either sex may be affected Distribution of lesions Exposed parts of the body, especially the face, hands, neck,…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Arthropod assaults

…st, a few words should be given to the subject of Wells” syndrome. It, like Sweet’s syndrome, presents itself in repeatable fashion, clinically and histopathologically, but unlike Sweet’s syndrome, seems to have only a single cause,…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Identification of Basic Patterns: Skin: Nodular and Diffuse Dermatitis

…r dermatitis with predominance of neutrophils is Sweet’s syndrome (Fig. 5.205 A&B), which may be simulated histopathologically by bowel-bypass syndrome and one of the presentations of pyoderma gangrenosum (Fig. 5.206 A&B). Sometimes mon…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Scleroderma?

…rogressive systemic sclerosis Diffuse systemic sclerosis CREST syndrome Chemically induced, e.g., l-tryptophan-related eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome, toxic oil syndrome, exposure to polyvinyl chloride, and breast implants of silicone Diseases that…