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Skin Health Institute

Skin Pathology Education


Melbourne Pathology is at the forefront of education. Our team of Dermatopathologists hold weekly tutorials for Dermatology Registrars at our Collingwood laboratory, and contribute articles to the SkinDeep™ newsletter.

They are also active in GP education, hosting skin cancer conferences, multiheader microscope slide sessions and writing articles to assist in general practice.

Melbourne Pathology is pleased to offer their expertise in dermatopathology to clinicians through the Skin Health Institute Pathology Education section.

Here you will find interesting case studies and articles to further enhance your knowledge of pathology and skin diagnosis.

Making better rash decisions

If you’ve gone to the effort of performing a biopsy for a skin rash you typically want a specific diagnosis in the pathology report. Consequently, it is usually frustrating for you and your patient if the report you receive only provides a general non-specific conclusion, such as “spongiotic reaction”.

Primary cutaneous follicle centre lymphoma

Primary cutaneous follicle centre lymphoma (PCFCL) is a low-grade B-cell lymphoma, comprising neoplastic follicle centre cells.

Dermatophytosis in an immunocompromised patient

An 87-year-old male presented with progressive hemorrhagic papules on the lower limbs in the background of bullous pemphigoid.

Lymphomatoid papulosis Dr Tim Khamu Aug 2021

Lymphomatoid papulosis (Lyp) forms part of the primary cutaneous CD30+ T-cell lymphoproliferative disorder spectrum with primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma (C-ALCU.

Pathology of cutaneous Leishmaniasis Dr Saurabh Prakash Sept 21

A protozoal infection caused by genus Leishmania, transmitted by sand fly vectors

A lesion of the finger Dr Guan Tan August 2021

 A 77-year-old man presented with a 9-month history of swelling of the lateral nail fold of his right middle finger.

A rare connective tissue disease scleromyxedema Dr Grace Liu August 21

An 80-year-old female presented with a 6-week history of progressive bilateral hand swelling, pain and the development of multiple nodules.