Interface dermatitis Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Dermatitis
  • Dermis
  • Epidermis
  • Pathology

abstract

  • Interface dermatitis can be classified based upon the cell type that dominates the infiltrate (ie, neutrophilic, lymphocytic, or lymphohistiocytic) or by the intensity of the interface inflammation. Regarding lymphocytic interface dermatitis, there are 2 broad categories: cell-poor interface dermatitis, when only a sparse infiltrate of inflammatory cells is present along the dermoepidermal junction, or cell rich, which typically occurs as a heavy bandlike infiltrate that obscures the basal layers of the epidermis. In the case of lymphocytic interface dermatitis, the latter is often termed a lichenoid interface dermatitis. This review focuses upon the mononuclear cell-predominant forms of interface dermatitis.

publication date

  • April 2008

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 18384217

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 652

end page

  • 66

volume

  • 132

number

  • 4