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Case Number : Case 2381 - 14 August 2019 Posted By: Arti Bakshi

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51/M. 12 month h/o progressive skin nodules - elbows, knees and legs; associated petechial rash on flexural aspect of upper limb.


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A palisaded histiocytic granulomatous proliferation, with many neutrophils, nuclear dust and piecemeal basophilic collagen degradation, makes me think of a Palisaded Neutrophilic Granulomatous Dermatitis.

This is a dark grey pathological area for me, because  I haven't yet understood the clinical-pathological diff between PNGD and interstitial granulomatous dermatitis...

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agree with Vincenzo. it is a pattern of PNGD, also called "Winkleman granuloma" (Cutaneous extravascular necrotizing granuloma). associated with RA and other systemic disorders.

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Krishnakumar subramanian

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Erythema elevatum diutinum 

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Anil Patki

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Interstitial granulomatous dermatitis. Floating collagen! 

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Dr. Richard Carr

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You're probably all right! Basically this is an "immunological" disorder. Need to correlate with clinical appearances (for EED) and systemic disorders for PNGD.

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