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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)
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)
Infections of the skin by herpesviruses do not always present themselves in typical fashion. Conventional microscopy is used routinely to confirm infection by herpesviruses, but sometimes typical signs such as multinucleated epithelial cells or "ghosts" of them are not encountered in a specimen (so-called herpes incognito). We studied 35 patients in whom(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)
BACKGROUND Controversy exists about the relationship of borrelia infection with B-cell lymphomas because B-cell clonality has been identified in infiltrates that contained borrelia-specific DNA. Systematic clinicopathological, immunophenotypical and molecular pathological studies of early borreliosis are lacking. OBJECTIVES (i) To clarify whether clonal(More)
In the standard literature of dermatology and dermatopathology "eosinophilic pustular folliculitis in infancy" is presented as a distinctive inflammatory disease of the skin, to wit, a variant of "Ofuji's eosinophilic folliculitis". Assessment critically of the first publication devoted to the subject revealed a potpourri of findings clinical and(More)
  • Almut Böer
  • 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)