Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Psychocutaneous Disorders?

“The influence of the psyche on the skin is greater than on any other organ. It is apparent in the many cutaneous expressions of the emotions, subjective, as well as objective, both in man and in animals. It is for this reason that the skin i…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

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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

Lymphomatoid papulosis Presentation stereotypical Age and sex More common in women who usually are more than 35 years of age, but children and other persons of both sexes are affected Distribution of lesions Widespread, usually on the trunk and prox…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Generalized, pruritic skin eruption in an immunocompromised patient

Case A 50-year-old African-American female with a past medical history significant for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and non-adherence to HAART therapy, was admitted for failure to thrive and a generalized, pruritic skin eruption. The patient f…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Lymphocytoma cutis

Lymphocytoma cutis Synonyms Pseudolymphoma Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Any age in both sexes Distribution of lesions Face and extremities especially Individual lesions Papules and nodules Course Weeks, months, and sometimes years; usually…