Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus?

“Hydropic degeneration of the epidermal basal cell layer and mononuclear cell infiltration around dermal blood vessels and appendages are constant features of both forms of cutaneous LE. The lesions of SCLE [subacute cutaneous lupus erythema…

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…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Subcutaneous T-cell lymphoma

…al diagnosis histopathologic Virus-associated hemophagocytic syndrome is associated with cells whose nuclei show prominent abnormalities. Sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy (Destombes-Rosai-Dorfman syndrome) is made up of large, pal…

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…

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…

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

Lymphedema

Lymphedema Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Adults usually, women more than men Distribution of lesions Distal extremities, legs more than arms; genitalia episodically Arrangement of lesions Diffuse involvement of parts, e.g., elephantiasis In…