chronic spongiotic dermatitis

chronic spongiotic dermatitis

A chronic dermopathy in which spongiosis is attenuated and the histologic picture is dominated by hyperkeratosis and acanthosis (lichen simplex chronica) in response to irritation and scratching.
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Histological differential diagnoses include spongiotic dermatitis with secondary impetiginization, early guttate psoriasis, viral exanthem, and acute spongiotic dermatitis in the fully developed stage and postinflammatory hyperpigmentation and chronic spongiotic dermatitis in the late stage [3].
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