Windblown Appearance


‘windblown appearance’ is seen in epithelium of which disease?


A. Dermatomyositis

B. DLE

C. Bowen′s disease

D. Morphea



Bowen′s disease – epithelium


Epidermis shows


  1. Acanthosis
  2. Elongation and thickening of the rete ridges
  3. Crowding of keratinocyte.
  4. Anisocytosis
  5. Loss of polarity

Throughout the epidermis, the cells lie in complete disorder, resulting in a “wind-blown” appearanc



Windblown Appearance – Bowen′s disease – epithelium
1Acanthosis
2Elongation and thickening of the rete ridges
3Crowding of keratinocyte.
4Anisocytosis
5Loss of polarity
Windblown Appearance – Bowen′s disease – epithelium


Windblown Appearance – Bowen′s disease – epithelium


Indian Dermatol Online J. 2014 Oct-Dec; 5(4): 526–528. doi: 10.4103/2229-5178.142546

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