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Skin-nontumor / Clinical Dermatology

Other dermatoses

Exfoliative dermatitis and erythroderma


Reviewer: Mowafak Hamodat MB.CH.B, MSc., FRCPC, Eastern Health, St. Johns (Canada) (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 29 July 2011, last major update July 2011
Copyright: (c) 2002-2011, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

Clinical features
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● Total body erythema (>90% of cutaneous surface) and scaling, due to drug reaction, allergic contact dermatitis, psoriasis, pityriasis rubra pilaris, malignancy
● Associated with dermatopathic lymphadenitis
● May clinically resemble chronic graft versus host disease (Ann Dermatol 2009;21:319)

Clinical images
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Various images

Microscopic description
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● Nonspecific changes
● May have lichenoid dermatitis

Differential diagnosis
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● Sezary’s syndrome / mycosis fungoides

Additional references
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