Am J Dermatopathol 2017 Jun 20. Epub 2017 Jun 20.
*Department of Dermatology, San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, San Antonio, TX; †Department of Pathology, University of Colorado, Denver, CO; ‡Western Pathology, Inc., San Luis Obispo, CA; and §Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, IL.
Cutaneous injuries due to industrial high-pressure paint guns are well-documented in the literature; however, the histologic characteristics are uncommonly described, and facial involvement has not been previously reported. Histopathologic features of paint gun injuries vary depending on the time since injection and type of material. Early lesions display an acute neutrophilic infiltrate, edema, and thrombosis, with varying degrees of skin, fat, and muscle necrosis. Read More