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Skin has 3 layers: epidermis, dermis, subcutaneous fat (hypodermis, subcutis).
Pruritic wheals that form after mast cell degranulation
Characterized by superficial dermal edema and lymphatic channel dilation.
Strawberry Hemangioma and Cherry Hemangioma
Benign capillary hemangioma of infancy
Appears in first few weeks of life (1/200 births);
Grows rapidly and regresses spontaneously by 5–8 years old
Benign capillary hemangioma of the elderly
Does not regress.
Frequency increases with age.
Rare blood vessel malignancy typically occurring in the head, neck, and breast areas. Endothelial origin.
Usually in elderly, on sun-exposed areas.
Associated with radiation therapy and chronic postmastectomy lymphedema.
Hepatic angiosarcoma associated with vinyl chloride (like in PVC pipes) and arsenic exposures. Also associated with Thorotrast exposures.
Very aggressive and difficult to resect due to delay in diagnosis
Usually asymptomatic, may have RUQ pain or may impinge on nearby structures; excellent prognosis with resection
Benign, painful, red-blue tumor, commonly under fingernails
Arises from modified smooth muscle cells of the thermoregulatory glomus body
Polypoid lobulated capillary hemangioma that can ulcerate and bleed
Associated with trauma and pregnancy.
Autoantibodies against desmosomes
Flaccid Bullae on Skin
Oral Mucosa Involvement
Biopsy showing Autoantibodies
IVIG and Plasmapheresis
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