basophilic degeneration

ba·so·phil·ic de·gen·er·a·tion

blue staining of connective tissues when hematoxylin-eosin stain is used; found in such conditions as solar elastosis.
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On histology, the stromal collagen has fragmentation and basophilic degeneration known as elastotic degeneration as the degenerated collagen stains positively when using histochemical stains for elastic fibre like the Verhoeff-Van Gieson stain.
Biopsy from two other sites was taken from the lesions on the dorsum of right hand which revealed hyperkeratosis, parakeratosis along with basophilic degeneration of dermal collagen and mild dermal lymphohistiocytic infiltrate suggestive of degenerative changes associated with solar elastosis.
Repeated and prolonged exposure to heat insufficient to produce a burn can cause a cutaneous lesion, described as erythema ab igne, which is characterized clinically by reticular hyperpigmentation and telangiectasia, and histologically by the basophilic degeneration of connective tissue and elastic fiber alterations, which are similar to those observed in photoaged skin.