Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Apoptosis?

“… this distinctive type of necrosis (apoptosis)…has previously been called shrinkage necrosis on morphological grounds.” Kerr JFR. Wyllie AH, Currie AR. Apoptosis: a basic biological phenomenon with wide ranging implicatio…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Identification of Basic Patterns: Skin: Perivascular Dermatitis

See Figs. 5.16 A&B, 5.17 A&B, 5.18 A&B, 5.19 A&B, 5.20 A&B, 5.21 A&B, and 5.22 A&B Figure 5.16 A. Perivascular dermatitis, perivascular only, superficial. B. Perivascular dermatitis, perivascular only, superficial and…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Scar

Scar Synonyms Cicatrix Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Any age and both sexes Distribution of lesions Usually localized, but sometimes widespread Configuration of lesions Linear, as in a surgical wound Round, as a consequence of an ulcer ind…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Introduction

The understanding of diseases has been founded traditionally on the tripod of diagnosis (what is it?), etiology (what caused it?), and pathogenesis (how did it happen?). Current emphasis in medicine, however, is on the latter two legs of that stand,…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Erythema nodosum

Erythema 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 pretibi…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Pseudopelade?

“In October, 1888, we presented a review of folliculitis and perifolliculitis decalvans at the Soci?t? m?dicale des h?pitaux, and, at this moment, we have nothing to add; there are three principal clinical types related in some way to one ano…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Identification of Basic Patterns: Skin: Vasculitis

See Fig. 5.218 A&B. Figure 5.218 Vasculitis. A. Small vessel. B. Large vessel. Before a reasoned and reasonable method for diagnosis histopathologic of vasculitis in skin and subcutaneous fat can be formulated, a definition of vasculitis must…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Necrotizing Vasculitis?

“The term necrotizing angiitis has proved to be a convenient generic term for the entire group of vascular lesions, both arterial and venous, in which the fully developed stage is characterized by fibrinoid necrosis and inflammation involving…