Shiny white blotches and strands

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Main PageHistopathological correlationShiny white blotches and strands
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 Editor: Ralph P. Braun

 Author(s): Ralph P. Braun
Description This chapter describes histopathological correlation of shiny white blotches and strandsWhite structures in the form of circles, oval structures, or large structureless areas that are bright-white longer and less well defined lines oriented parallel or distributed haphazardly, or forming blotches (shiny white clods). Seen only under polarized dermoscopy.
Author(s) Ralph P. Braun
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Status update July 2, 2018
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These are discrete, white shiny clods (blotches) or larger structureless areas or long thick or thin linesstreaksThis glossary term has not yet been described., randomly distributed or parallel, and not orthogonally oriented (Strands). Like shiny white streakslines radial (always at periphery) streaks Reed nevus melanoma recurrent nevus these structuresThis glossary term has not yet been described. have been associated with collagen alterations, such as fibrosis, in the underlying stroma [1].

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  1. Navarrete-Dechent et al.: Association of Shiny White Blotches and Strands With Nonpigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma: Evaluation of an Additional Dermoscopic Diagnostic Criterion. JAMA Dermatol 2016;152:546-52. PMID: 26792406. DOI.