Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Applicable Terms

ABSCESS [L. abscessus (a going away)]: Clinically, a circumscribed collection of pus and histopathologically a localized collection of neutrophils. An abscess may form in the epidermis, both surface and infundibular, eccrine ducts, dermis, and subcu…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

A rare case of syphilis associated with renal and hepatic involvement

Abstract We present an unusual case of syphilis that despite starting treatment with penicillin has evolved with renal complications. Due to glomerulonephritis with nephrotic syndrome the case required shared care between the renal physician and der…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Subcorneal Pustular Dermatosis?

“The consistent finding in our cases of pustules in the subcorneal position provides a distinctive feature which separates this condition [subcorneal pustular dermatosis] from the others we have mentioned. We therefore prefer to regard these…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Identification of Basic Patterns: Skin: Perivascular Dermatitis

See Figs. 5.16 A&B, 5.17 A&B, 5.18 A&B, 5.19 A&B, 5.20 A&B, 5.21 A&B, and 5.22 A&B Figure 5.16 A. Perivascular dermatitis, perivascular only, superficial. B. Perivascular dermatitis, perivascular only, superficial and…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Atrophoderma?

…“Follicular atrophoderma is a cutaneous marking for two syndromes: Bazex’s syndrome and chondrodysplasia punctata.” Burgdorf WHC. Scleroatrophies. In: Sams WM Jr, Lynch PJ, eds. Principles and Practice of Dermatology. New York, NY…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Anagen Effluvium?

“The follicle tends to respond in an all or none fashion with the notable exception of its response to cancer chemotherapy agents. This is the only known instance in which hair is lost follicles which continue in their growing phase without b…