Carmella Jane C. Luis, MD; Grace Monica Ibaviosa, MD, Johannes F. Dayrit, MD, FPDS
Hansen’s disease (HD) is a chronic granulomatous disease principally affecting the skin and peripheral nervous system caused by Mycobacterium leprae. The incubation period varies from months to more than 30 years. The tuberculoid form of HD usually presents with a single hypoesthetic patch and skin biopsy shows epithelioid granulomas with absence of bacilli on Fite-Faraco stain. In contradistinction, lepromatous leprosy usually presents with numerous papules, plaques and nodules with induration of the ears and nose. Biopsy shows foamy granulomas with presence of acid-fast bacilli on Fite-Faraco stain.
Terese Monette O. Aquino, MD, Ma. Jasmin J. Jamora, MD, FPDS, Karla Angela P. Cuenca-Luchangco, MD, FPDS, Julia Erika P. Pangasinan, MD, FPDS
Primary Cutaneous Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (PC-ALCL) is a rare Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) representing approximately 9% of all cutaneous lymphomas.3 It usually manifests as a slow-growing, solitary tumor which has a tendency to regress spontaneously. However, metastasis is reported in 5-10% of cases.
A descriptive study on the clinical, dermoscopic and histopathologic features of pigmented skin lesions among Filipino adults
Maria Cecilia P. Ingente, MD, FPDS ,Katrina Carmela M. Belen, MD, FPDS ,Ma. Jasmin J. Jamora, MD, FPDS, John Michael F. Dellariarte, MD, DPDS, Terese Monette O. Aquino, MD
Dermoscopy increases the diagnostic accuracy of clinical visual inspection by 5% to 30%. This has led to a reduction of unnecessary excision of benign skin lesions and the earlier diagnosis of malignant skin lesions.
Objectives: To compare the concordance agreement of the clinical versus histopathologic diagnosis to the concordance agreement of the dermoscopic versus histopathologic diagnosis of pigmented lesions.