Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Epidermotropism; Exocytosis

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Immigration of infiltrate cells into the epidermis, e.g. in eczema, psoriasis (Munro micro-abscess), parapsoriasis, superficial bacterial and mycotic infections as well as in T-cell lymphomas (Pautrier micro-abscess) The type of epidermotropy provides important diagnostic indications.

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020