Patrick R Carrington

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BACKGROUND There are two standard ways to obtain tissue for histologic classification of a clinically suspected basal cell carcinoma: shave and punch biopsy. However, information on the value of each method is limited. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to identify accuracy rates of two standard biopsy techniques in diagnosing subtypes of basal cell(More)
Cellulitis of the skin is most commonly a bacterial infection caused by either staphylococcal or streptococcal species. However, in immunocompromised patients, cellulitis may be a harbinger of more ominous disease. In these patients, rapid clinical diagnosis and treatment is necessary. We describe an immunosuppressed renal transplant recipient with the(More)
Transient acantholytic dermatosis is often associated with excessive sweating, fever, and bed confinement. The pathogenesis of this disease has been postulated to be poral occlusion of damaged eccrine intraepidermal ducts. Histological and immunohistochemical and ultrastructural studies were performed on 10 biopsies from 10 patients with transient(More)
We report the case of an 84-year-old white male who underwent vermilionectomy for removal of a tumor, which proved to be squamous cell carcinoma. Chelitis glandularis related to marked actinic damage was noted at a subsequent visit. The presence of chelitis glandularis should be investigated for the presence of neoplasia, immunosuppression, or inflammatory(More)
Atrophoderma elastolytica discreta is the clinicopathologic name for a unique entity herein first described in a patient with cutaneous lesions simulating atrophoderma of Pasini and Pierini but coupled with histopathologic changes of anetoderma. The clinical and histological findings seen here have not been previously seen in the many variants of(More)
BACKGROUND "Breaks" in barrier precautions are a definite abrogating influence on the effectiveness of "universal precautions." Dermatologists and dermatologic surgeons are exposed to significant infectious agents on a daily basis, especially due to the high number of minor surgical procedures performed. Backsplash, spray, and eye splash of bodily fluids(More)