Search Results for: pemphigoid

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Lichen planus

…confused clinically with basal-cell carcinoma. Lichen planus pemphigoides is a condition reputed to be true lichen planus linked in the very same lesion to bullous pemphigoid. In our experience, what are purported to be combinations of different dis…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Urticarial Vasculitis?

…clastic vasculitis, e.g., insect “bites,” bullous pemphigoid, herpes gestationis, dermatitis herpetiformis, and allergic contact dermatitis. Although urticarial papules are common to all of those disorders, each of them can be recognized…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Incontinentia pigmenti

…and frank spongiotic vesicles come into being rarely. Bullous pemphigoid and herpes gestationis may be associated at times with spongiosis joined by eosinophils, but the number of eosinophils is few compared with that in incontinentia pigmenti. Verru…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease

…a multiforme, fixed drug eruption, lichen planus, cicatricial pemphigoid, and pemphigus vulgaris. In the case of diseases such as erythema multiforme and fixed drug eruption, blisters in the skin may form within the epidermis, beneath the epidermis,…

Dermatology Practical & Conceptual

Epidermal multinucleated giant cells are not always a histopathologic clue to a herpes virus infection: multinucleated epithelial giant cells in the epidermis of lesional skin biopsies from patients with acantholytic dermatoses can histologically mimic a herpes virus infection

…K. Generalized herpes simplex infection complicating bullous pemphigoid. Br j Dermatol. 1995;132:484-6. 33. Nikkels AF, Delvenne P, Herfs M, Pierard GE. Occult herpes simplex virus colonization of bullous dermatitides. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2008;9:163…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology


Dermatitis herpetiformis Bullous pemphigoid

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Urticarial reaction to an arthropod assault vs. Urtica

…ith dermatitis herpetiformis, herpes gestationis with bullous pemphigoid, and phototoxic dermatitis with photoallergic dermatitis. Furthermore, all kinds of benign proliferations of melanocytes, including so-called blue nevi, are incorporated in the…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Differential Diagnosis

Dermatitis herpetiformis Bullous pemphigoid 1. Subepidermal blister that contains neutrophils mostly; eosinophils in variable number, present, too, about 72 hours after onset 1. Subepidermal blister that contains eosinophils mostly; neutrophils in…