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Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Erythema figuratum

…tage of it, but in time is characterized by edema of the papillary dermis and, sometimes, by spongiosis. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia may resemble erythema figuratum closely, but the lymphocytes may exhibit abnormal nuclei and some of them may be…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Acquired epidermolysis bullosa

…matosus, systemic amyloidosis, thyroiditis, diabetes mellitus, rheumatoid arthritis, pulmonary fibrosis, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, thymoma, and multiple myeloma). Comment All of the so-called types of epidermolysis bullosa (simplex, junctional,…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Photoallergic dermatitis vs. Phototoxic dermatitis

An inflammatory disease caused by the yeast Candida albicans and manifested clinically as erythematous papules and pustules that may become confluent to form plaques in the case of the former and erosions in the case of the latter. The nail unit…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Erythema nodosum

…sinia, histoplasma, coccidioides, and blastomyces; drugs, e.g., oral contraceptives; malignant neoplasms, e.g., lymphoma and leukemia; and whatever is responsible for sarcoidosis and ulcerative colitis. Comment It is easy to diagnose erythema…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Leukocytoclastic vasculitis

…a drug and lupus erythematosus; erythema multiforme by a drug or by herpesvirus; Sweet’s syndrome by acute myelogenous leukemia or a carcinoma internal; and erythema nodosum by coccidioidomycosis or sarcoidosis. In most instances of…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Discussions

…f a patient with actinic reticuloid often resembles that of a lion (leonine), as does that of some patients with lymphoma or leukemia and, stereotypically, those with lepromatous leprosy. In brief, actinic reticuloid is a euphemism for persistent…