Arch Clin Cases 2019 27;6(3):59-68. Epub 2021 Oct 27.
Department of Morphofunctional Sciences I - Histology, "Grigore T. Popa" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi, Romania.
Psoriasiform dermatoses represent a wide spectrum of inflammatory conditions, with several major forms represented by psoriasis, as the prototype of this category, followed by pustular psoriasis, Reiter's syndrome, pityriasis rubra pilaris, lichen simplex chronicus and large-plaques parapsoriasis. They create a diagnostic challenge, both clinical and histopathological, because of their complexity and frequent overlapping of the microscopical features. The characteristic histopathological features of psoriasiform reaction comprise extensive hyperkeratosis, with horizontally confluent but vertically intermittent parakeratosis, which alternate with orthokeratosis, thin granular layer, with relative frequent mitoses, uniform elongated and fused rete ridges, edematous superficial papillary dermis, with dilated capillaries, perivascular lymphocytic infiltrate, Munro's microabscesses, and spongiform pustules of Kogoj. Read More