Direct immunofluorescence analysis is not only proving very useful for differential diagnosis, but also adds insight into possible pathogenic mechanisms of desquamative
gingivitis and it is essential for diagnosis of lichen planus.
He gave a long list of possible diagnoses that included atrophic vaginitis, a foreign body, allergic hypersensitivity and contact dermatitis, trauma, desquamative
inflammatory vaginitis, erosive lichen planus, lactobacilli vaginosis, cytolytic vaginosis, streptococcal group A infection, ulcerative vaginitis with Staphylococcus aureus, and idiopathic ulceration associated with human immunodeficiency virus.
Most patients with cicatricial pemphigoid manifest oral involvement (desquamative
gingivitis), which can progress to the development of a residual scar in the buccal cavity (figure 1).
Congenital syphilis presenting as desquamative
inflammatory vaginitis is most likely a skin disease that affects only the vagina.
Ulcerations that occur, particularly on the anterior fornix, resemble desquamative
We describe a case of an infant with multisystemic manifestations of congenital syphilis, including a severe desquamative
dermatosis resembling scalded skin syndrome.
(73) Pathologists need to be aware of mesothelioma involving the lung filling airspaces in discohesive fashion, mimicking desquamative
interstitial pneumonia, as cases will be understaged if this is not recognized.
Intra orally, generalized palatal erythema with typical desquamative
gingivitis was observed.
Erosive lichen planus (desquamative
inflammatory vaginitis) of the vulva and vagina is an autoimmune skin disorder that causes superficial ulceration of the vaginal mucosa (FIGURE 3).
Burning vulvar dermatoses include allergic or irritant contact dermatitis, lichen planus, Candida infection, desquamative
inflammatory vaginitis, and pemphigus.