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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Photosensitivity Dermatoses: Overview

…all patients who develop a chronic course. Photosensitive Drug Eruptions Photosensitive drug eruptions may present either as sunburn (a phototoxic response) or photoallergy (an eczematous response). Photoallergic eruptions may be either eczematous…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Phototoxic Dermatitis

…opically or administered systemically in combination with the effects of ultraviolet light, the result being a caricature of sunburn. The lesions consist of erythema and blisters, some of which may be large bullae, and occur on sites exposed…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases


…al blister having exploded. A cigarette burn, for example, causes a blister to develop rapidly, whereas a blister induced by sunburn usually occurs with less celerity. Even in a burn early in development, some evidence of ballooning of epidermal…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Applicable Terms

…is, a purple patch of an ecchymosis from extravasation of erythrocytes in the dermis, and a reddish patch of a blush or of a sunburn from erythrocytes congested within dilated blood vessels of the superficial plexus. PHLEGMON [Gk. phlegma (flame,…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Algorithms Predicated on “Nonspecific” Findings

…ntact dermatitis + Individual necrotic keratocytes and a sparse perivascular infiltrate of lymphocytes = Any burn, including sunburn/phototoxic dermatitis     Broad Zone of Parakeratosis Containing Neutrophils Neutrophils, or remnants of…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Photoallergic dermatitis

…may resolve with atrophy, hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation, and telangiectases. Phototoxic reaction resembles a severe sunburn and is confined to sites exposed to ultraviolet light. Seborrheic dermatitis affects sites other than those exposed…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology


…tions, apoptotic bodies have, in the past, been given names such as Civatte bodies, colloid bodies, single-cell necrobiosis, sunburn cells, and dyskeratotic cells without their basic nature having been recognized… Weedon D, Searle J, Kerr JF….

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Errors and Reasons

…ticularly common in the 1950s when sulfa drugs were prescribed often. Error: Civatte bodies, colloid bodies, hyaline bodies, sunburn cells, satellite cells, and apoptotic cells are something other than necrotic keratocytes. Reason: Each of those…