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Dermatopathic lymphadenitis. The spectrum and significance of its morphologic features.
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PMID:  3178430     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The lymph nodes from 50 axillary node dissections were evaluated by light microscopy and immunohistochemistry for the presence of dermatopathic lymphadenitis-like histologic features. On the basis of hematoxylin-eosin-stained sections alone, a histologic continuum was observed ranging from minimal paracortical changes to fully developed dermatopathic lymphadenitis. Twenty-three lymph node biopsies previously interpreted as diagnostic of dermatopathic lymphadenitis were reviewed. Only nine of these showed the fully developed dermatopathic lymphadenitis. Only one of these patients had a dermatitis. Our conclusions are that the presence of dermatopathic lymphadenitis does not mean that the patient has concomitant skin disease, and that axillary lymph nodes from patients without skin disease manifest a spectrum of dermatopathic lymphadenitis-like histologic features. Dermatopathic lymphadenitis may represent one end of a normally occurring histologic spectrum that may be found in the absence of a dermatitis.
E Gould; R Porto; J Albores-Saavedra; M J Ibe
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine     Volume:  112     ISSN:  0003-9985     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med.     Publication Date:  1988 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-11-21     Completed Date:  1988-11-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7607091     Medline TA:  Arch Pathol Lab Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1145-50     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; X    
Department of Pathology, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, FL.
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MeSH Terms
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / pathology
Lymph Nodes / pathology
Lymphadenitis / pathology*
Pruritus / pathology*
Skin Diseases / pathology

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