Inflammatory Dermatoses: The Basics

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 17, 2010 - Medical - 343 pages
Inflammatory Dermatoses: The Basics will serve as an effective and efficient handbook for the student of dermatopathology, and as a practical bench reference for the practicing diagnostician who desires rapid access to criteria that are useful in differentiating histologically similar entities. The reader will be able to focus upon a single histologic observation, i.e., inflammatory conditions without epidermal changes, and use this as a starting point from which to build a differential diagnosis based upon pattern recognition. As each entity is addressed, there will be a concise discussion of the basic clinical findings and epidemiologic associations. This will be followed by a histologic description, highlighting areas that serve to discriminate between the entity under discussion and similar ones. Any immunologic studies that might augment the diagnostic sensitivity or specificity will be discussed. The chapters are thematically based and consist of essential bullet points arranged in organized outlines allowing for easy access and direct comparison between entities. The salient histologic features are depicted with abundant high quality, full-color photomicrographs placed immediately adjacent to the appropriate histologic bullet points. This volume will serve as an effective and efficient handbook for the student of dermatopathology, and as a practical bench reference for the practicing diagnostician who desires rapid access to criteria that are useful in differentiating histologically similar entities. The elaborate pictorial documentation will also enable the book to serve as an atlas of the commonest dermatologic disorders.
 

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direct immunofluorescence pattern seen in pemphigus as chicken wire pattern p 111

Contents

1 Superficial Perivascular Dermatitis
1
2 LichenoidVacuolar Dermatitis
23
3 Superficial Perivascular Dermatitiswith Spongiotic Epidermal Changes
53
4 Superficial Perivascular Dermatitiswith Psoriasiform Epidermal Changes
68
5 Superepidermal Blistering Processes
81
6 Intraepidermal Blisters
107
7 Granulomatous Dermatitis
131
8 Cutaneous Vasculitis
161
9 Alopecias
179
10 Panniculitis
201
11 Histologic Mimics of Cutaneous Lymphoma
219
12 Dermal Pigmentary Disorders
239
13 Dermal Deposition Disorders Without Pigment
261
Further Reading
285
Index
315
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