Pathological changes may arise in epidermis, dermis and/or subcutaneous tissue. The pattern of changes may allow a diagnosis to be made or it may be non-specific. The appearance of many skin diseases vary at different stages of their development and may be altered by attempted treatment and secondary changes such as scratching or infection. Understanding the terminology used in describing pathological changes in the skin will help interpret pathology reports. The reporting pathologist will generally make or suggest a diagnosis or possible diagnoses, but it is especially important in inflammatory conditions that the report be correlated with the clinical features. If the clinical and pathological diagnoses do not tally, the case should be discussed with the pathologist to arrive at a consensus diagnosis (or to at least agree that a definite diagnosis is not possible at this stage). OMICS group is proud to support the Open Access initiative and strongly believes in quality control of scientific publications through rigorous peer-review process.
Last date updated on June, 2014