Track: Dermatopathology



Dermatopathology is the microscopic study of cutaneous diseases, which also involves the study at the cellular level of potential causes of skin, nail, or hair disorders. Dermatologists are able to recognize and diagnose skin disorders based on appearance and anatomic distribution. Such diagnoses are inconclusive, however, which then raises the need for a skin biopsy. A biopsy may reveal the cellular level histology of the disease and aid in diagnosis. Further testing on biopsies, including immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, flow cytometry, and molecular-pathological analysis may be performed. These tests come under the dermatopathology group

·         Skin Pathology
·         Inflammatory skin diseases
·         Neoplastic lesions