Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Psychocutaneous Disorders?

…like as dermatitis herpetiformis, Grover’s disease, and scabies. In sum, much more needs to be learned about the relationship between emotions and skin diseases, and about the effects of skin diseases on health emotional. For the moment, the te…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

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Nodular scabies Lymphomatoid papulosis…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Differential Diagnosis

Nodular scabies Lymphomatoid papulosis 1. Some lymphocytes slightly atypical 1. Some lymphocytes markedly atypical 2. Small lymphocytes predominate throughout the infiltrate 2. Atypical lymphocytes predominate in some foci usually 3. No mult…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Lymphomatoid papulosis

…the case of lymphocytes in inflammatory diseases like nodular scabies or in response to the “bite” of a tick. It is important that a histopathologist refrain from “overdiagnosing” slightly large lymphocytes of those inflammato…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Generalized, pruritic skin eruption in an immunocompromised patient

…ifferential diagnosis included and was not limited to crusted scabies, psoriasis and sebo-psoriasis, nutritional deficiency. Extensive tinea corporis requires systemic therapy with antifungal medications. Standard treatments include terbinafine 250 m…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Lymphocytoma cutis

…eing found in such disparate inflammatory diseases as nodular scabies and a lymphomatoid drug eruption. Only if abnormal lymphocytes predominate in loci or throughout the infiltrate does that finding indicate lymphoma. Pattern alone or attributes cyt…