Am J Dermatopathol 1989 Apr;11(2):172-6
Department of Pathology, Georgetown University Medical School, Washington, D.C.
Focal acantholytic dyskeratosis (FAD) is a distinctive histologic pattern characterized by suprabasilar clefts surrounding dermal papillae (villi), acantholytic and dyskeratotic cells at all levels of the epidermis, hyperkeratosis, and parakeratosis. The features of FAD are typically seen in Darier's disease, warty dyskeratoma, and transient acantholytic dermatosis; they are also present in a variety of cutaneous neoplastic and nonneoplastic lesions. FAD, however, has not been previously described in lesions of inflammatory dermatoses. Read More