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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

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…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Algorithms Predicated on “Nonspecific” Findings

In this section, algorithms used to reach specific diagnosis are predicated on “nonspecific” findings recognized best at higher magnification. Other changes requisite for specific diagnoses, i.e., denominators that are essential, then ar…

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…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma?

…pted for the purpose of replacing mycosis fungoides and S?zary syndrome. Soon thereafter, Edelson (Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma: mycosis fungoides, S?zary syndrome, and other variants. J Am Acad Dermatol 1980;2:89-106), proposed that CTCL be employed as…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Dysplasia?

…dysplasia of a type which may be seen in the dysplastic nevus syndrome,’ or ‘melanocytic dysplasia of the type which may be seen in the dysplastic nevus syndrome’ (when there is no associated nevus). It is the responsibility of the…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Images

…1; but by edema marked in the papillary dermis = Sweet’s syndrome ┬áThis can be judged to be an early stage in the evolution of a lesion of Sweet’s syndrome because the infiltrate is perivascular and interstitial, rather than nodular and d…

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