dermatopathology

It’s Mnemonic Monday! Subepidermal and pauci-inflammatory disorders
Subepidermal and pauci-inflammatory disorders in dermatopathology
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On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember the list of subepidermal and pauci-inflammatory disorders in dermatopathology: Porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) Epidermolysis bullousa acquisita (EBA) Toxic epidermal necrolysis/Stevens-Johnson syndrome (TEN/SJS) Bullous pemphigoid Cicatricial pemphigoid Dermatitis herpetiformis Bullous lupus erythematosus (think “SLE”) Linear IgA bu …
Reactive Dermal Infiltrates – Friday Pop Quiz 01/29
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A pregnant 33-year-old female presents with the shown painful lesions that appeared abruptly one week ago. She additionally has been febrile to 38.3C with malaise and headaches. What do you expect to find on biopsy of a representative lesion? A. Perivascular neutrophils with fibrinoid necrosis and RBC extravasation B. Apoptotic individual keratinocytes with intracellular spongiosis …
ABD Boards During COVID: What’s your plan of attack?
ABD BOARD EXAM
by James J. Contestable, MD on
As recent dermatology residency graduates like myself are well aware, the landscape is set – we will be taking our boards in October.  Admittedly, when the ABD (American Board of Dermatology) inquired about when residents would like to take the exam, I responded – “July, please”. But as an entity that must look out for the interests of everyone while navigating the challenges of this pand …
JDD December Issue Highlights
JDD December 2019
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Spectroscopic data and immunohistochemistry indicate an effect of PLE in Oral Polypodium Leucotomos Extract and Its Impact on Visible Light-Induced Pigmentation in Human Subject.   Authors review available information as well as recent recommendations for treatment in Truncal Acne: A Neglected Entity.   An expert panel of physicians involved in the care of patients with DM exploresDM-associa …
Roadmap After Residency Training
Roadmap after residency
by Neal Bhatia, MD on
The opportunities in dermatology are endless, and choosing a single option to pursue may seem both exciting and limiting. The ultimate destiny of your career is going to be based on interests that are in harmony with the practice setting you choose, combined with additional training after residency. However, nearly every dermatologist goes through some form of “mid-life crisis” in their ca …