At the end of this session participants will be able to:
Differentiate between eczematous dermatitis and psoriasis.
Identify the histologic criteria for an interface/lichenoid process.
Correlate the provided clinical history with the pathology findings.
This workshop will be a series of cases showing the different and common histologic patterns of superficial inflammatory dermatoses.
There will be particular focus on differentiating between the most common patterns, including eczematous/spongiotic dermatitis, psoriasiform dermatitis, interface dermatitis, and lichenoid inflammation. Basics of clinical-pathology correlation will be done through a discussion of the clinical features with corresponding histologic features. Practical examples will be provided of how to write a final diagnosis that is clinically relevant despite not always being specific.