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Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Lymphedema

…cells Pallor throughout most of the dermis Increased number of fibrocytes in the reticular dermis Venules oriented perpendicular to the skin surface Fully developed Increased number of fibrocytes associated with delicate bundles of collagen oriente…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Images

Images 11.3.1A: Perivascular and interstitial dermatosis + 11.3.1B: Numerous melanophages in conjunction with dull, amphophilic, homogeneous globules in the papillary dermis + 11.3.1C + 11.3.1D = Amyloidosis, macular  The abs…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Suggested Readings

Inflammation Belizova Z. Inflammatory disease? Dermatopathol: Prac & Concep 2004;10(2):8, available at www.derm101.com B?er A, Phadke V, Ackerman AB. Inflammatory disease—In search of a definition of a term employed commonly. Dermatopathol: Prac…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Collagen

More than 70% of the dry weight of the normal dermis consists of collagen (Fig. 1.79). The major collagens are Type I and Type III. Type I collagen has a molecular mass of about 290 KDa and accounts for approximately 80% of the total amount of colla…

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