microabscess

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Related to Munro microabscess: acantholysis, Auspitz sign, Pautrier microabscess

microabscess

[¦mī·krō′ab‚ses]
(medicine)
A small abscess.
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Histopathological findings acanthosis psoriaseforme, parakeratosis, and neutrophils accumulation in the stratum corneum (Munro microabscesses).
(4) In the fully developed lesions of psoriasis the histologic picture is characterized by: 1) acanthosis with regular elongation of the rete ridges and thickening in the lower portion 2) thinning of the suprapapillary epithelial layers 3) pallor of the upper layers of the epidelium 4) a diminished to absent granular layer 5) confluent parakeratosis 6) the presence of Munro microabscesses (parakeratosis with neutrophils) 7) elongation and edema of the connective tissue papillae and 8) tortuous capillaries.