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BACKGROUND Intravascular lymphoma (IVL) is fatal when it is diagnosed late in the course. Sometimes skin lesions enable early diagnosis, but criteria for diagnosis are not well established. OBJECTIVES To demonstrate the clinical spectrum of skin lesions of IVL and to correlate it with clinical outcome; to identify features differentiating between B-cell(More)
AIMS It is often difficult to differentiate between cases of desmoplastic trichoepithelioma (DTE) and morphoeic basal cell carcinoma (MBCC) because both lesions have many features in common. The aim was to clarify which criteria for differentiation offer the best basis for diagnosis. METHODS AND RESULTS Nineteen cases of DTE were compared histologically(More)
BACKGROUND The increasing use of lasers for the removal of pigmented skin lesions has led to a growing risk of erroneously treated malignant melanocytic tumours. PATIENTS AND METHODS In two patients, both of whom developed a melanoma, the lesions were initially misdiagnosed clinically as a benign naevus and treated with laser vaporisation. RESULTS On(More)
  • Almut Böer
  • The American Journal of dermatopathology
  • 2009
Visual perception has been the object of research in psychology for almost a century. Little has been written, however, about the effects of perceptive phenomena on methods in medicine that utilize interpretation of two-dimensional images for diagnosis. Starting from the work by Edgar Rubin in the beginning of the last century, this article gives a summary(More)
PURPOSE This paper reports a prospective, randomised study comparing a problem-oriented practical (POP) course based on paper cases to a personal bedside teaching (PBT) practical course and a standard practical course. METHODS During 2 consecutive terms, students were randomly allocated to either 2 POP groups/term (n = 10/group), 2 PBT groups/term (n =(More)
Psoriasiform keratosis is a recently reported unique clinicopathological entity characterized by the appearance of a solitary lesion mimicking seborrheic keratosis, actinic keratosis, or squamous cell carcinoma and histopathologic features closely resembling psoriasis. We report a 74-year-old woman presenting with a solitary, scaly lesion on the dorsum of(More)
BACKGROUND Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is rare in Northern Europe and may be overlooked because colleagues have little experience with it. OBJECTIVES To identify manifestations of CL that may escape diagnosis. METHODS Correlation of clinical diagnosis and histopathological findings in 28 biopsy specimens taken from 19 patients with CL confirmed by(More)
  • Almut Böer
  • The American Journal of dermatopathology
  • 2004
Fox-Fordyce disease is an uncommon condition that is biopsied even less commonly. Since the publication of Shelley and Levy, in 1956, the disease is regarded widely to be "apocrine miliaria", an analogue of eccrine miliaria. Histopathologically, an "intraepidermal sweat retention vesicle" is considered the only feature diagnostic of the condition. In this(More)
More than 200 patients with prurigo pigmentosa, a disease described first by Nagashima in 1971, have been reported on in Japan, but only 28 non-Japanese patients have come to notice as of today. In order to establish reliable, repeatable criteria for diagnosis of the disease, we studied 25 patients with prurigo pigmentosa and reviewed the literature(More)