spongiotic dermatitis


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spongiotic dermatitis

A generic term for a broadly defined histopathologic pattern characterised by “eczema”, often associated with an increase in eosinophils occurring in a background of contact dermatitis, atopy and drug reactions.

Spongiotic dermatitides
▪ Contact/nummular dermatitis;
▪ Dyshydrotic dermatitis;
▪ Id reactions;
▪ Pityriasis rosea;
▪ Superficial gyrate erythema;
▪ Seborrhoeic dermatitis;
▪ Dermatophytosis;
▪ Stasis dermatitis.
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Another physician had performed a biopsy and diagnosed subacute spongiotic dermatitis, but the rash did not respond to treatment with triamcinolone cream 0.1% twice daily.
"This was a case that looked more like an inherited keratoderma than a contact allergy, but the biopsy revealed an underlying spongiotic dermatitis, and thus, patch testing was performed," said Dr.
The major histological differential diagnoses were impetiginized spongiotic dermatitis, pityriasis lichenoides, and viral exanthem.