Search Results for: morphea

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Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Interstitial granuloma annulare vs. Interstitial mycosis fungoides

A malignant neoplasm made up of abnormal germinative cells analogous to those that compose the folliculosebaceous-apocrine germ in an embryo and that usually manifests clinically as a papule or nodule which may become ulcerated. On the basis of…

Dermatoscopic findings of atrophic dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

Dermatoscopic findings of atrophic dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans

…tumor that is called atrophic DFSP. It occurs as an atrophic, asymptomatic plaque that can be difficult to distinguish from morphea, morphea like basal cell carcinoma, scar, lipoatrophy and atrophic dermatofibroma [3]. Although the clinical…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans

…as the “idiopathic atrophoderma Pasini and Pierini.” Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus, a superficial expression of morphea, consists of lesions that usually are smaller, more localized, and more ivory colored than those of acrodermatitis…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Degos’ disease (malignant atrophic papulosis)

…ierini, an end stage of morphea, tends to be hyperpigmented. Lichen sclerosus et atrophicans, a superficial manifestation of morphea, may present itself as small white macules, but those tend to be joined by a violaceous rim that is unaffiliated…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Discussions

…e associated with lymphocytes in the interstitium or if there is a hint of crowding of bundles of collagen, the diagnosis is morphea. At times the interstitial infiltrates of the two very different diseases, mycosis fungoides and morphea, are very…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Keloid vs. Hypertrophic scar

A malignant neoplasm made up of abnormal germinative cells analogous to those that compose the folliculosebaceous-apocrine germ in an embryo and that usually manifests clinically as a papule or nodule which may become ulcerated. On the basis of…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Lipodystrophy

…ulin resistant) hyperlipoproteinemia, kidney disease, mental retardation, and schizophrenia. Differential diagnosis clinical Morphea usually is asymmetrical in distribution of lesions and presents itself as discrete indurated plaques. Linear…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Cells That Mediate Inflammation (Inflammatory Cells)

…nuated between bundles of collagen in the reticular dermis, the diagnosis is likely to be mycosis fungoides and if not that, morphea. Lymphocytes are motile, but they move much less adroitly than do neutrophils. For that reason, they are seen in…

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