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Atlas of Skin Pathology

  • Ronald Marks
  • Arthur Knight
  • P. Laidler

Part of the Current Histopathology book series (CUHI, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-7
  2. Introduction

    1. Ronald Marks, Arthur Knight, P. Laidler
      Pages 9-15
  3. Part I

    1. Ronald Marks, Arthur Knight, P. Laidler
      Pages 17-23
    2. Ronald Marks, Arthur Knight, P. Laidler
      Pages 24-30
  4. Part II

    1. Ronald Marks, Arthur Knight, P. Laidler
      Pages 31-40
    2. Ronald Marks, Arthur Knight, P. Laidler
      Pages 41-44
    3. Ronald Marks, Arthur Knight, P. Laidler
      Pages 45-50
    4. Ronald Marks, Arthur Knight, P. Laidler
      Pages 51-57
    5. Ronald Marks, Arthur Knight, P. Laidler
      Pages 59-64
    6. Ronald Marks, Arthur Knight, P. Laidler
      Pages 65-70
    7. Ronald Marks, Arthur Knight, P. Laidler
      Pages 71-75
    8. Ronald Marks, Arthur Knight, P. Laidler
      Pages 76-79
    9. Ronald Marks, Arthur Knight, P. Laidler
      Pages 80-82
    10. Ronald Marks, Arthur Knight, P. Laidler
      Pages 83-87
  5. Part III

    1. Ronald Marks, Arthur Knight, P. Laidler
      Pages 89-97
    2. Ronald Marks, Arthur Knight, P. Laidler
      Pages 99-109
    3. Ronald Marks, Arthur Knight, P. Laidler
      Pages 111-120
    4. Ronald Marks, Arthur Knight, P. Laidler
      Pages 121-135
    5. Ronald Marks, Arthur Knight, P. Laidler
      Pages 137-144
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 145-151

About this book

Introduction

Dermatopathology is both exciting and exasperating. tum corneum cells. This occurs in disorders of keratiniza­ Skin has an elegant simplicity in its functions yet a tion because the process of desquamation is disturbed (Figure 1. 1). ferocious complexity in its structure. This is one of the paradoxes that underly the pathology of skin disease Parakeratosis. The presence of nucleated horn cells in and may go some way in explaining the multitudinous the stratum corneum. Normally the horn cells (corneocy­ disorders to which the skin is subject. The ready visibility tes) are thin lamellae of less than 1 f. lm thickness. They of the skin may also help explain why straightforward contain no detectable cytoplasmic contents as these are histological examination cannot always provide an lost in the granular cell layer. Parakeratosis occurs when answer to a clinicians's question. Quite dramatic appear­ the process of keratinization is disturbed such as when ances may be due to alterations of the relative rates of the rate of epidermal cell production is increased (as in blood flow, with or without oedema, in the different psoriasis) so that nuclei are not broken down before the vascular plexuses or around different structures in the stratum corneum is reached and when damage occurs horizontal dimension, neither of which may result in to the upper epidermis (Figure 1. 2). 'much to see' histologically. The inherent sampling error Porokeratosis.

Keywords

pathology skin

Authors and affiliations

  • Ronald Marks
    • 1
  • Arthur Knight
    • 2
  • P. Laidler
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of Wales College of MedicineCardiffWales
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyUniversity of Wales College of MedicineCardiffWales
  3. 3.Department of PathologyUniversity of College of MedicineCardiffWales
  4. 4.University Hospital of WalesCardiffWales

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-4127-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8330-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4127-4
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