Spectrum of Histopathological Features in Non Infectious Erythematous and Papulosquamous Diseases

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Spectrum of Histopathological Features in Non Infectious Erythematous and Papulosquamous Diseases

Mohammad Younas and Anwar ul Haque
Department of Pathology, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad
This prospective study consisted of 38 patients clinically diagnosed as having one of the papulosquamous diseases.
Appearance and distribution of the lesions were recorded. The histopathological features of the lesions were studied in the weekly clinicopathological conference. The cases were subgrouped into 8 categories. 25 of these patients were males and rest females, showing predominance of males suffering from this skin disease. Maximun number of patients fell in the age group of 21 to 30 years. Clinicopahological correlation was carried out. 29 out of 38 cases (76.30 %) showed compatible clinical as well as histopathological diagnoses. Microscopic features of all the biopsies were scrutinized. It was noted that the majority of the findings of our cases agreed to the literature findings. The additional findings present in our study cases not given in the literature were mentioned separately. The diagnostic microscopic features not present in our cases were also recorded.
Key words: Papulosquamous diseases, Psoriasis, Lichen planus, Pityriasis rosea, Pityriasis rubra pilaris, Prurigo nodularis,

         

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