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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645508/merkel-cell-carcinoma-melanoma-metastatic-mimics-of-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Megan L Troxell
Merkel cell carcinoma and melanoma can each occur primarily in breast skin, or metastasize to the breast. The breast is a rare site of metastasis of essentially any and every type of tumor, including carcinomas, sarcomas, and hematolymphoid neoplasms, and 10-30% of breast metastases may represent the initial presentation of disease. Although metastases generally recapitulate histologic features of the primary tumor, they are diagnostically challenging given their rarity and morphologic overlap with breast carcinoma, including special types of breast cancer...
May 31, 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647116/peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumors-of-the-breast
#2
REVIEW
Vivek Charu, Ashley Cimino-Mathews
Benign and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors can involve the breast, presenting as masses in the dermis, deep breast parenchyma or axillary soft tissue. Although the histologic features are frequently characteristic, diagnosis can be challenging on core needle biopsy, and the differential diagnosis includes a variety of other benign and malignant spindle cell lesions of the breast. Here, we review the key clinical and pathological features of breast schwannoma, neurofibroma, granular cell tumor, and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor...
May 27, 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629810/spindle-cell-lesions-of-the-breast-an-approach-to-diagnosis
#3
REVIEW
Timothy Kwang Yong Tay, Puay Hoon Tan
Spindle cell lesions of the breast are among the less common entities encountered in breast pathology. They encompass a whole spectrum of benign reactive lesions to high grade malignant neoplasms. An accurate diagnosis is important to ensure that the patient receives the appropriate management. While this group of conditions broadly share the same basic morphology of a lesion composed of spindle cells, there are often recognizable differences on histology, which coupled with ancillary studies and correlation with the clinical and imaging findings, can help one to arrive at a specific diagnosis...
May 27, 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619469/a-pattern-based-approach-to-reactive-lymphadenopathies
#4
REVIEW
Alexandar Tzankov, Stephan Dirnhofer
A crucial task in histopathological examination of enlarged lymph nodes is to discriminate malignant form benign processes. The central importance of this issue is reflected by the fact that benign lymphadenopathies mistaken for lymphomas belong to the most commonly misdiagnosed cancers. In addition, recognition of distinct histopathological patterns of reactive lymph node changes narrow down the potential number of causative agents, especially of those that can be specifically identified by means of often very resource-consuming ancillary techniques; thus, the more precise the differential diagnosis established upon histopathological examination is, the more targetable and efficient the application of these techniques will be...
May 25, 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619468/preface-for-the-hiv-issue
#5
EDITORIAL
Jeannette Guarner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578979/hiv-associated-kidney-diseases-clarifying-concordance-between-renal-failure-in-hiv-infection-and-histopathologic-manifestations-at-kidney-biopsy
#6
REVIEW
Carla L Ellis
Patients with HIV infection have a wide spectrum of renal diseases. Some are known to be the direct effect of the viral infection while others are renal diseases that also occur in uninfected populations. HIV associated nephropathy (HIVAN) is considered to be a subtype of primary focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis that is distinct in HIV infected patients. It is more frequent in the African-American population and associated with mutations of the apolipoprotein L1 (APOL1) gene. HIV associated immune complex kidney disease (HIVICD) encompasses a spectrum of HIV associated renal diseases characterized by the presence of immune complex deposition within glomeruli...
July 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566241/the-global-hiv-epidemic-what-the-pathologist-needs-to-know
#7
REVIEW
Carlos Del Rio
The World Health Organization estimates that at the end of 2015, approximately 36.7 million people were living with HIV worldwide. An estimated 0.8% of adults aged 15-49 years are infected with HIV with women representing a little over half of these infections. The burden of the epidemic varies considerably between regions of the world and within countries. Sub-Saharan Africa is the region of the world with most infections accounting for approximately 70% of people living with HIV. In the United States the number of new infections decreased by 19% between 2005 and 2014 yet, close to 40,000 new infections occurred in 2015 and, as people with HIV live longer and new infections continue, the number of people living with HIV in the US now stands at nearly 1...
July 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552210/immune-reconstitution-inflammatory-syndrome-iris-what-pathologists-should-know
#8
REVIEW
Ann Marie Nelson, Yukari C Manabe, Sebastian B Lucas
Antiretroviral therapy has significantly improved the quality and length of life for those patients able to access effective and sustained treatment. The resulting restoration of the immune response is associated with a change in the clinical presentation of opportunistic infections, and the histologic reaction to pathogens. A complex combination of alterations in host response across the stages of HIV infection has been documented over the past 3 decades. The defects are seen in both acute and chronic phases of inflammation and involve innate and adaptive immunity...
July 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552209/aging-with-hiv-in-the-art-era
#9
REVIEW
Emma Kaplan-Lewis, Judith A Aberg, Mikyung Lee
In the current era of therapy for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), life expectancy for persons living with HIV (PLWH) approaches that of the general population. This newly prolonged survival among PLWH is associated with an increased prevalence of comorbidities due to the inflammation, immune activation and immune senescence associated with HIV infection. Higher prevalence of tobacco and alcohol use, co-infection with viral hepatitis and traditional cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension and hyperlipidemia contribute as well...
July 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550962/hiv-and-mycobacteria
#10
REVIEW
Gary W Procop
The importance of mycobacteria as opportunistic pathogens, particularly members of the M. avium complex (MAC), in patients with progressive HIV infection was recognized early in the AIDS epidemic. It took longer to appreciate the global impact and devastation that would result from the deadly synergy that exists between HIV and M. tuberculosis. This HIV/M. tuberculosis co-pandemic is ongoing and claiming millions of lives every year. In addition to MAC, a number of other non-tuberculous mycobacteria have been recognized as opportunistic pathogens in HIV-infected individuals; some of these are more commonly encountered (e...
July 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549522/pathobiology-of-human-papillomaviruses-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-persons
#11
REVIEW
Uma Krishnamurti, Elizabeth R Unger
There is a complex interrelationship between human papillomaviruses (HPV) and human immunodeficiency viruses (HIV) that has been recognized from the start of the HIV epidemic. Cervical cancer was used as a surveillance indicator for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) before definitive identification of the viral etiology of either condition were known. Careful epidemiologic studies combined with clinical and laboratory measures of HPV, HPV-associated disease, and HIV have helped us understand many aspects of the relationship between these two virus groups; however, questions remain...
July 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506688/human-immunodeficiency-virus-and-fungal-infections
#12
REVIEW
Jeannette Guarner
The discovery of HIV was largely due to the presence of Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) in young patients that did not have the usual known causes of immune deficiencies in the early 1980s. Currently, treatment with highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) and the use of prophylaxis for PCP have lowered the frequency of fungal infections; however, these infections continue to cause morbidity and mortality in those patients that fall out or are not in care. The frequency of specific fungal diseases in HIV patients will depend on the prevalence of fungi in the particular geographic location...
July 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506687/human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-and-epstein-barr-virus-ebv-related-lymphomas-pathology-view-point
#13
REVIEW
Ebru Linke-Serinsöz, Falko Fend, Leticia Quintanilla-Martinez
The contribution of Epstein Barr virus (EBV) and Kaposi sarcoma herpes virus (KSHV) to the development of specific types of malignant lymphomas occurring in the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) setting has been extensively studied since the beginning of the HIV epidemic 35 years ago. The introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapies (HAART) in 1996 has changed dramatically the incidence of HIV-related malignancies. Nevertheless, malignant lymphomas continue to be the major group of malignances observed in HIV infected individuals, and the most common cause of cancer related-deaths...
July 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502523/human-immunodeficiency-virus-diagnostic-approach
#14
REVIEW
Jeannette Guarner
First descriptions of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome appeared in 1981. Four years later the causative agent was cultured which lead to development and production of tests that helped healthcare providers to identify persons living with HIV. Currently, diagnosis of HIV is performed with fourth generation immunoassays (those that detect p24 antigen together with IgM and IgG antibodies to HIV-1 and -2) which if positive need to be followed by an assay that can differentiate between HIV-1 and HIV-2 viruses...
July 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502522/human-herpesvirus-8-related-diseases-histopathologic-diagnosis-and-disease-mechanisms
#15
REVIEW
Matthew Auten, Annette S Kim, Kyle T Bradley, Flavia G Rosado
The emergence of HIV/AIDS more than three decades ago led to an increased incidence of diseases caused by HHV8 co-infection, particularly Kaposi sarcoma, primary effusion lymphoma, and multicentric Castleman disease. Over time, the development of highly effective AIDS therapies has resulted in a decreased incidence of HHV8-associated entities, which are now more commonly found in patients with undiagnosed and/or untreated AIDS. Due to their rarity, some of these diseases may be difficult to recognize without appropriate clinical information...
July 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442217/vasculopathic-and-vasculitic-dermatoses
#16
REVIEW
Alejandro A Gru, Andrea L Salavaggione
The inflammatory and non-inflammatory disorders affecting the blood vessels are an important cause of death among patients. Additionally, some of the findings could be very subtle, while the consequences of misdiagnosis tragic. There is a limited number of factors by which the cutaneous blood vessels can be affected and the most common examples in the clinical practice will be discussed here: non-inflammatory purpuras; vascular-occlusive disorders; urticarias; vasculitides; and neutrophilic dermatoses.
May 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396069/lichenoid-and-interface-dermatoses
#17
REVIEW
Alejandro A Gru, Andrea L Salavaggione
The terms 'lichenoid' and 'interface' dermatitis are often used interchangeably to describe an inflammatory pattern characterized histologically by damage to the basal keratinocytes in the epidermis. The mechanism of cell damage of such cells is now best understood as apoptosis, or programmed cell death. This inflammatory pattern of dermatoses, is also accompanied frequently by a band of lymphocytes and histiocytes in the superficial dermis, that often obscures the dermal-epidermal junction, hence the term 'lichenoid'...
May 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237387/common-spongiotic-dermatoses
#18
REVIEW
Alejandro A Gru, Andrea L Salavaggione
This review article focuses on the spongiotic tissue reaction pattern and some of the common entities that practicing pathologists can frequently encounter in their practice. The spongiotic tissue reaction pattern is the single most common one encountered in the routine analysis of inflammatory dermatoses, and the most non-specific one as well. Spongiotic dermatoses include a very large list of disorders which are best grouped under neutrophilic, eosinophilic, miliarial, follicular and pityriasiform forms of spogiosis...
May 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129926/panniculitis-a-summary
#19
REVIEW
Mark R Wick
The diagnosis of panniculitis is felt to be a confusing topic by some pathologists. This summarical article presents inflammatory diseases of the subcutis in a systematic fashion, based on whether they are centered on fibrovascular septa or the adipose lobules, and whether morphologic vasculitis is present or not. Septocentric, non-vasculitis disorders include erythema nodosum, panniculitis that follows the use of "biological" therapeutic agents, lipodermatosclerosis, post-irradiation panniculitis, morphea profunda, and necrobiosis lipodica profunda...
May 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108048/bullous-pseudobullous-pustular-dermatoses
#20
REVIEW
Mark R Wick
Several dermatoses are typified by the formation of spaces (blisters; bullae) within or beneath the epidermis. These may be acellular or filled with particular species of inflammatory cells. Etiological categories include infectious, immune-mediated, genetic, drug-related, and idiopathic lesions. Examples of such disorders include impetigo, Herpes virus infections, pemphigus, bullous pemphigoid and pemphigoid gestationis, epidermolysis bullosa acquisita, IgA-related dermatoses, inherited epidermolysis bullosa variants, Hailey-Hailey disease, and porphyria cutanea tarda...
May 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
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