Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

"Folliculitis" (Infundibulitis)

“Folliculitis” (Infundibulitis) Synonyms What is designated, universally, folliculitis is, in actuality, infundibulitis. In short, infundibulitis is NOT a synonym for folliculitis; the former, for purposes practical, is a suppurative pro…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Myxoma?

“myxoma (milk – s ? m?) [myxo - + G. -oma, tumor]. A benign neoplasm derived from connective tissue, consisting chiefly of polyhedral and stellate cells that are loosely embedded in a soft mucoid matrix, thereby resembling primitive mes…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Images

Images 10.38.1A: Pustular dermatitis, infundibular + 10.38.1B: A hair containing hyphae in an abscess = Suppurative infundibulitis of dermatophytic cause (Majocchi’s granuloma) The hair was spewed into the dermis when an infundibul…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Follicular Occlusion Triad?

“The follicular occlusion triad: (acne conglobata, hidradenitis suppurativa, and dissecting cellulitis of the scalp). These diseases comprise a generic group. Though not usually classified together, there is reason to believe that they are…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Syringocystadenoma papilliferum vs. Hidradenoma papilliferum

A hamartoma of epidermis, epithelial structures of adnexa, and presumably dermal elements, typified, when fully formed, by a papillated or verrucous yellowish plaque situated usually on the scalp. The condition may present itself as a solitary lesio…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

When all you have is a dermatoscope—start looking at the nails

Abstract Pigmented and non-pigmented nail alterations are a frequent challenge for dermatologists. A profound knowledge of clinical and dermatoscopic features of nail disorders is crucial because a range of differential diagnoses and even potentiall…