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Cutaneous immunohistochemistry

Michael T Tetzlaff, Priyadharsini Nagarajan
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is an aggressive cutaneous neuroendocrine carcinoma. Incidence of MCC continues to rise, and risk factors include advanced age, pale skin, chronic sun exposure, and immune suppression. Diagnosing MCC utilizes a combination of morphology and immunohistochemistry. Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV) is present in approximately 70-80% of MCCs and represents a key pathogenic driver in those MCCs. In contrast, MCPyV-negative MCCs arise through progressive accumulation of ultraviolet-light induced somatic mutations...
March 20, 2018: Head and Neck Pathology
Selvi Jegatheeson, Julie Wayne, Laura K Brockley
Case summary: A 7-year-old male neutered domestic shorthair cat presented for investigation of a swelling over the right forelimb. Radiographs of the right forelimb revealed significant lysis and soft tissue swelling surrounding a previously implanted surgical plate, used to repair a fracture of the distal radius 5 years prior. The implant was removed, and a biopsy was collected. Histopathological analysis and immunohistochemistry diagnosed a non-epitheliotropic T-cell cutaneous lymphoma...
January 2018: JFMS Open Reports
Marliane Batista Campos, Luciana Vieira do Rêgo Lima, Ana Carolina Stocco de Lima, Thiago Vasconcelos Dos Santos, Patrícia Karla Santos Ramos, Claudia Maria de Castro Gomes, Fernando Tobias Silveira
Leishmania (V.) braziliensis and Leishmania(L.) amazonensis are the most pathogenic agents of American Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Brazil, causing a wide spectrum of clinical and immunopathological manifestations, including: localized cutaneous leishmaniasis (LCLDTH+/++), borderline disseminated cutaneous leishmaniasis (BDCLDTH±), anergic diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis (ADCLDTH-), and mucosal leishmaniasis (MLDTH++++). It has recently been demonstrated, however, that while L. (V.) braziliensis shows a clear potential to advance the infection from central LCL (a moderate T-cell hypersensitivity form) towards ML (the highest T-cell hypersensitivity pole), L...
2018: PloS One
Angel Santos Briz, Anaid Calle, Konstantinos Linos, Bruce Semans, Andrew Carlson, Omar P Sangüeza, Dieter Metze, Lorenzo Cerroni, José Luis Díaz-Recuero, Victoria Alegría-Landa, José Manuel Mascaró, Carmen Moreno, Jose Luis Rodríguez-Peralto, Luis Requena
BACKGROUND: Panniculitis occurring in dermatomyositis is uncommon, with only a few cases described in the literature, most of them as case reports. OBJECTIVE: This report describes the clinico-pathological and immunohistochemical findings in a series of 18 patients with panniculitis associated to dermatomyositis. METHODS: In each patient we collected the clinical data of the cutaneous lesions as well as the characteristic clinical and laboratory findings...
March 10, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Shakirat A Adetunji, Rosina C Krecek, Nicolize O'Dell, Leon Prozesky, Johan Steyl, Angela M Arenas-Gamboa
Pigmentation of the skin is a crucial component in the pathogenesis of melanocytic neoplasms and other skin-related tumors, as melanin is known to function in both the absorbance of ultraviolet radiation and as an antioxidant. Very limited information exists regarding the incidence and metastatic potential of neoplastic conditions of the skin in game animals, especially wildebeests, relative to domestic animals. Four cases of cutaneous melanoma in color-variant golden and king wildebeests ( Connochaetes taurinus) (from 2014 to 2015) in South Africa were investigated...
March 2018: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Giuseppe Gritti, Andrea Gianatti, Fiorella Petronzelli, Rita De Santis, Chiara Pavoni, Riccardo Lorenzo Rossi, Laura Cattaneo, Luigi Giusto Spagnoli, Silvia Ferrari, Andrea Rossi, Anna Maria Barbui, Alessandro Rambaldi
The clinical outcome of T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is poor and innovative treatments are needed. Tenascin-C is a large extracellular glycoprotein not expressed under physiological conditions, but overexpressed in cancer. Aim of the study was to evaluate tenascin-C expression within pathologic tissue of T-cell NHL and determine its clinical significance. We used an immunohistochemistry approach using the anti-tenascin-C monoclonal antibody Tenatumomab in 75 systemic T-cell NHL (including 72 mature and 3 precursor T-cell NHL), and 25 primary cutaneous T-cell NHL...
February 9, 2018: Oncotarget
Akira Utsunomiya, Noritaka Oyama, Shiro Iino, Natsuki Baba, Takenao Chino, Natsuko Utsunomiya, Minoru Hasegawa
Immune checkpoint inhibitors, such as ipilimumab and nivolumab, reverse the imbalance of antitumor self-tolerance and enhance T-cell responses. Currently, ipilimumab and nivolumab have a reported therapeutic impact on unresectable or metastatic melanomas; however, they also induce immune-related adverse events (irAEs). Ipilimumab-induced cutaneous irAEs are mostly low grade and manageable, although all-grade rash may occur in approximately 45% of all patients. We here report the case of a young woman with erythema multiforme major, which developed after sequential use of these 2 immune checkpoint inhibitors for advanced melanoma of the scalp...
January 2018: Case Reports in Dermatology
Abbas Agaimy, Sarina K Mueller, Thomas Harrer, Sebastian Bauer, Lester D R Thompson
Kaposi sarcoma (KS) of the head and neck area is uncommon with limited published case series. Our routine and consultation files were reviewed for histologically and immunohistochemically proven KS affecting any cutaneous or mucosal head and neck site. Ten males and one female aged 42-78 years (median, 51 years; mean, 52 years) were retrieved. Eight patients were HIV-positive and three were HIV-negative. The affected sites were skin (n = 5), oral/oropharyngeal mucosa (n = 5), and lymph nodes (n = 3) in variable combination...
March 5, 2018: Head and Neck Pathology
Pooja Jaiswal, Somil Jaiswal, Sudipta Chakrabarti, Anumoy Mukherjee
Primary cutaneous meningioma of scalp is a rare lesion and often clinically misdiagnosed. As clinical features are nonspecific, the diagnosis is often perplexing in this exceptional site. We report a case of a 7-year-old girl presenting with a nodule over occipital region of scalp since birth. No bony defect was noted on X-ray. On fine needle aspiration cytology, smears were cellular consisting mostly cohesive clusters of cells having pale pink granular cytoplasm, round to oval nuclei with unassuming nucleoli along with psammomatous calcification suggestive of cutaneous meningioma...
January 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
T Gambichler, I Rüddel, S Hessam, F G Bechara, E Stockfleth, L Schmitz
BACKGROUND: Koebnerized non-melanoma skin cancer following skin trauma represents a rare and obscure event. OBJECTIVES: To study molecularpathological parameters in koebnerized squamous cell carcinomas (K-SCCs) occurring after complete tumour removal. METHODS: We assessed two patients with multiple sclerosis who were on treatment with dimethylfumarate (DMF) preceded by long-term azathioprine therapy. Both patients rapidly developed several K-SCCs following histopathologically proven complete excision of cutaneous SCCs...
February 25, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Victoria Mitre, Danielle S Applebaum, Yasser Albahrani, Sylvia Hsu
Fixed drug eruption (FDE) is defined as sharply demarcated erythematous patches or plaques that occur secondary to systemic exposure to a causative medication. Eruptions are deemed "fixed" because upon repeated exposure they recur at previously affected sites. Generalized bullous fixed drug eruption (GBFDE) is a rare FDE variant occurring in patients with a previous history of FDE. Given the extensive cutaneous involvement and the frequent mucosal ulcerations associated with GBFDE, it is challenging to discern these lesions from Steven-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN)...
July 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
Elizabeth L McKinnon, Andrew J Rand, Alan D Proia
Purpose: To describe the ophthalmic symptoms and histopathological findings in a rare case of an eyelid mastocytoma in an adult. Observations: A man in his early 60s developed a painless, non-tender, non-pruritic, mobile nodule on the right lower eyelid beneath the inferior orbital rim. The lesion grew to 15 × 9 mm over eleven months. Biopsy revealed a diffuse infiltrate of histiocytoid and spindle-shaped mast cells forming cords and small nests between collagen fibers in the superficial and deep dermis...
March 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Bruno William, Martinuzzi Claudia, Dalmasso Bruna, Andreotti Virginia, Pastorino Lorenza, Cabiddu Francesco, Gualco Marina, Spagnolo Francesco, Ballestrero Alberto, Queirolo Paola, Grillo Federica, Mastracci Luca, Ghiorzo Paola
Due to the high mutational somatic burden of Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma (CMM) a thorough profiling of the driver mutations and their interplay is necessary to explain the timing of tumorigenesis or for the identification of actionable genetic events. The aim of this study was to establish the mutation rate of some of the key drivers in melanoma tumorigenesis combining molecular analyses and/or immunohistochemistry in 93 primary CMMs from an Italian cohort also characterized for germline status, and to investigate an interplay between germline and somatic variants...
January 19, 2018: Oncotarget
H Kassem Youssef, A Blind, F Chouta Ngaha, B Drenou, H Nojavan, C Michel
INTRODUCTION: Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that can affect numerous organs in its secondary or tertiary stages. We describe a case of secondary syphilis with pulmonary involvement and we present a literature review. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A 69-year-old male patient was admitted to hospital for dyspnoea and extended papular exanthema with palmoplantar involvement. The serological test for syphilis was positive. Ocular examination showed bilateral papillitis and retinal haemorrhage...
February 17, 2018: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
Justin M Stilwell, Daniel R Rissi
Multiple myeloma oncogene 1/interferon regulatory factor 4 (MUM1/IRF-4) immunohistochemistry (IHC) is mainly used for diagnostic confirmation of plasma cell tumors (PCTs) in dogs and cats. This article describes MUM1/IRF-4 IHC expression in 20 cases of canine cutaneous histiocytoma (CH) and compares it with 10 cutaneous or mucocutaneous PCTs and 5 cutaneous histiocytic sarcomas (HSs) submitted to the same IHC protocol. All histiocytomas had strong nuclear and variable cytoplasmic immunolabeling for MUM1/IRF-4, whereas all PCTs had strong nuclear and moderate cytoplasmic immunolabeling for MUM1/IRF-4...
January 1, 2018: Veterinary Pathology
F N Morgado, L M V de Carvalho, J Leite-Silva, A J Seba, M I F Pimentel, A Fagundes, M F Madeira, M R Lyra, M M Oliveira, A O Schubach, F Conceição-Silva
The clinical presentations of skin diseases produced by different pathogens, as American tegumentary leishmaniasis (ATL) and sporotrichosis can be similar and possibly influenced by the skin immune system (SIS). The aim of the study was to understand the underlying mechanisms of skin inflammation produced by different pathogens. We used immunohistochemistry to analyze 96 patients: a- localized cutaneous leishmaniasis (LCL-ATL); b- sporotrichoid cutaneous leishmaniasis (SCL-ATL); c-lymphocutaneous (LC-SP); d- fixed (F-SP) sporotrichosis...
February 13, 2018: Scientific Reports
M T Rossi, M Arisi, S Lonardi, L Lorenzi, M Ungari, F Serana, M Fusano, E Moggio, P G Calzavara-Pinton, M Venturini
BACKGROUND: Polymorphic light eruption (PLE) is the most common autoimmune photodermatosis. Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (PDCs) are important mediators of innate anti-microbial immunity involved in the pathogenesis of many inflammatory skin diseases. In addition to PDCs, regulatory T cells (Tregs) are involved in controlling inflammation and adaptative immunity in skin by their immunosoppressive capacity. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the presence of PDCs and Tregs in photoexposed skin from PLE compared to healthy skin...
February 11, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Daniel J Pelletier, Thomas W Czeczok, Andrew M Bellizzi
AIMS: Merkel cell carcinoma represents poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma of cutaneous origin. In most studies the vast majority of Merkel cell carcinomas are Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV)-associated. SV40 polyomavirus immunohistochemistry is typically used in the diagnosis other polyomavirus-associated diseases including tubulointerstitial nephritis and progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, given cross-reactivity with BK and JC polyomaviruses. MCPyV-specific immunohistochemistry is commercially available, but if SV40 immunohistochemistry also cross-reacted with MCPyV that would be advantageous from a resource-utilization perspective...
February 11, 2018: Histopathology
A P P Teh, U Z Izzati, N V Diep, T Hirai, R Yamaguchi
Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare and aggressive cutaneous neuroendocrine tumour reported only in man, dogs and cats. A 20-month-old Japanese black fattening steer was presented with necrotic protruding skin masses over the left thoracic area and a 20 × 25 cm subcutaneous mass in the left abdominal area. Microscopical evaluation of the masses revealed cords of small to medium-sized round tumour cells with marked anisocytosis and anisokaryosis and clear and vacuolated cytoplasm, which were separated by a delicate fibrovascular stroma and arranged in a trabecular and nested pattern...
January 2018: Journal of Comparative Pathology
M Zúñiga-Castillo, N V Pereira, M N Sotto
AIMS: Acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM) is the most common type of melanoma in people with darker skin phototypes. There is some evidences that the etiology, pathogenesis, risk factors, and natural history of ALM differ from those of superficial spreading melanoma (SSM). ALM behaves more aggressively than SSM, but the biological explanation for these differences remains unknown. The presence of one subtype of macrophages, termed M2-macrophage (M2-M), has been found to be related to local progression, metastasis, and poor prognosis in several neoplasms...
February 7, 2018: Histopathology
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