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…

Ocular Inflammation

Ocular Inflammation

…f the reasons for a “dry eye,” the so-called sicca syndrome (see below). “Sicca syndrome”: A reduced tear film. Strictly speaking, the “sicca syndrome” is not a syndrome but a clinical finding. The reduction of the…

Study By Disease

Study By Disease

…ppurative infundibulitis, idiopathic (Quiz #553) Sweet’s syndrome (Quiz #266) Sweet’s syndrome (Quiz #10) Sweet’s syndrome (Quiz #779) Sweet’s syndrome (acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis) (Quiz #898) Sweet’s syndrome

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Identification of Basic Patterns: Skin: Fibrosing Dermatitis

…rmopathy is analogous, if only vaguely, to tryptophane-myalgia syndrome, toxic oil syndrome, and Shulman’s syndrome (see Fig. 5.361 A&B), each of those conditions being authentic morphea in response to a precipitating factor that is identif…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Pyoderma gangrenosum

Pyoderma gangrenosum Synonyms Phagedena goemoetrica Dermatitis gangrenosa Malignant pyoderma Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Adults of both sexes Distribution of lesions Localized usually to the lower extremities; widespread episodically In…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Myxoma?

…to the ‘Syndrome Myxoma’ or ‘Carney’s Syndrome’.” Edwards A, Bermudez C, Piwonka G, et al. Carney’s syndrome: complex myxomas. Report of four cases and review of the literature. Cardiovasc Surg 2002 10(3):2…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Degos’ disease (malignant atrophic papulosis)

…; disease (malignant atrophic papulosis) Synonyms Degos’ syndrome Malignant atrophic papulosis Papulosis atrophicans maligna Koehlmeier-Degos syndrome Thromboangiitis cutaneointestinalis disseminata Fatal cutaneointestinal syndrome Lethal intes…