Curtis Thompson, MD


Martinez-Velasco MA, Ramirez-Marin, HA, Thompson CT, Islas-Rochas, MP and Tosti A. Trichoscopic, and histopathological features in post-COVID-19 telogen effluvium. Manuscript in preparation, April, 2022.


Nguyen B, Thompson CT, Tosti A. Distinguishing feature of sebaceous glands in psoriatic alopecia: a histopathologic analysis.  JAAD, Submitted for publication, April 19, 2022.


Nguyen, B, Thompson CT, Asz-Sigall D and Tosti A. Hair analysis in the diagnosis of argyria. Int J Dermatol, In press, June 23, 2022.


Thompson C, Martinez A and Tosti A. Three-dimensional imaging of a peripilar cast and compound follicle in frontal fibrosing alopecia, JAAD Case Rep 23:46-48, 2022, DOI:


Katz I, Prow T, O’Brien B, Clark S, Thompson C, Schapiro B, Lillyman A and Azzi T. Variability in the histopathological diagnosis of non-melanocytic lesions excised to exclude melanoma. Dermatol Pract Concept. 11(4), October 2021, DOI:

Athanassios Kolivras, Curtis Thompson, Ievgenia Pastushenko, Marisa Mathieu, Pascal Bruderer, Marine de Vicq, Francesco Feoli, Saadia Harag, Isabelle Meiers, Catherine Olemans,  Ursula Sass, Florence Dehavay, Ali Fakih, Xuan-Lan Lam-Hoai, Alice Marneffe, Laura Van De Borne, Valerie Vandersleyen,  Bertrand Richert, A clinico-pathological description of COVID-19-induced chilblains (COVID toes) correlated with published literature review. J Cutan Pathol, Published online August, 2021, DOI: 10.1111/cup.14099.

Kolivras A and Thompson C. Cutaneous lymphocytic thrombophilic (macular) arteritis. Clin Dermatol 39:278-282, 2021,  DOI: 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2020.10.011.

Bohnett MC, Kolivras A, Thompson AA and Thompson CT. Epidermal thickness is useful in distinguishing lichen planopilaris from neutrophil-poor/lymphocyte-predominant folliculitis decalvans. J Cutan Pathol 48(6):816-8, DOI: 10.1111/cup.13950.


Martinez-Velasco MA, Burroway B, Thompson C, Silyuk T and Tosti A. Occipital fibrosing alopecia. Int J Dermatol, Published online December 20, 2020, DOI: 10.1111/ijd.15335.


Thompson CT and Kolivras A. Alopecia Areata-Like Pattern; A New Unifying Concept. J Cutan Pathol 48(3):351-5, 2021,  DOI: 10.1111/cup.13864.


Martinez A, Thompson C and Tosti A. Yellow dots in frontal fibrosing alopecia. JEADV 35:e75-6, 2021, DOI: 10.1111/jdv.16820.


Klosowicz A, Thompson C and Tosti A. Erythematous papules involving the eyebrows in a patient with a history of rosacea and hair loss. Skin Appendage Disord 6:190-3, 2020.


Kolivras A, Thompson CT, Richert B, Reply letter, JAAD Case Rep. 6(9):954-5, 2020.

Kolivras A, Dehavay F, Delplace D, Feoli F, Meiers I, Milone L, Olemans C, Sass U, Theunis A, Thompson CT, Van De Borne L, Richert B. Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection-induced chilblains: A case report with histopathologic findings. JAAD Case Rep. 6(6):489-9, 2020.

Jordan CS, Chapman C, Kolivras A, Roberts JL, Thompson NB and Thompson CT. Clinicopathologic and immunophenotypic characterization of lichen planopilaris and central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia: A comparative study of 51 cases. J Cutan Path 47(2):128-134, 2020.


Chu A, André J, Leachman S and Thompson CT. Immunohistochemical characterization of benign activation of junctional melanocytes and melanoma in-situ of the nail unit. J Cutan Pathol 46(7):479-483, 2019.

Thompson CT. Update on Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia. Oregon Dermatology Society Quarterly Magazine, January 2019.


Thompson CT, Chen Z, Kolivras A and Tosti A. Identification of titanium dioxide on the hair shaft of patients with and without frontal fibrosing alopecia: A pilot study of 20 patients. Br J Dermatol. 181(1):216-217, 2019.

Thompson CT and Tosti A. A method for more precise sampling of the scalp and eyebrows in frontal fibrosing alopecia. JAAD 80(6):e155-e156, 2019.


Ocampo-Garza J, Bretas JM, Matana D, Sobral PJ, Thompson CT, Zaiac M, Tosti A. Longitudinal Melanonychia Biopsy: What Not to Do. J Drugs Dermatol. 17(5):587-588, 2018.


Fernández-Figueras MT, Saenz-Sardà X, Vargas P, Thompson CT, Carrato C, Puig L, Ferrándiz C and Ariza A. The depth of follicular extension in actinic keratosis correlates with the depth of invasion in squamous cell carcinoma: implication for clinical treatment. JEADV. 32(10):1657-61, 2018.

Lucero, OM, Fitzmaurice S, Thompson CT and Leitenberger J. A case illustrating successful eradication of recurrent, aggressive basal cell carcinoma located in a scar with vismodegib. Dermatol Online J. 15;24(2), 2018.


Haynes D, Thompson CT, Leitenberger J and Vetto J. Mohs micrographic surgery as a digit-sparing treatment for aggressive digital papillary adenocarcinoma. Dermatol Surg. 43(12):1487-89, 2017.

Kolivras A and Thompson C. Primary scalp alopecia: new histopathological tools, new concepts and a practical guide to diagnosis. J Cutan Pathol. 44(1):53-69, 2017.

Kolivras A and Thompson C. Reply to: Lack of specificity of cytokeratin-15 loss in scarring alopecias. JAAD 76(4):e137-e138, 2017.


Kolivras A, Thompson N and Thompson CT. Loss of cytokeratin-15 (CD15) expression is not specific for lichen planopilaris (LPP). JAAD. 75:428-9, 2016.

Kolivras A and Thompson CT. Clusters of CD123+ plasmacytoid dendritic cells help distinguish lupus alopecia from lichen planopilaris. JAAD. 74:1267-9, 2016.


Kolivras A and Thompson C. Reply to: Plasmacytoid dendritic cell content, clustering, and distribution pattern are useful parameters in differentiating lupus alopecia from lichen planopilaris. JAAD. 76(2):e65, 29017.


Jordan CS, Stokes B, Thompson CT. Subungual debris cytopathology increases sensitivity of fungus detection in onychomycosis. JAAD. 75:222-4, 2016.


Kolivras A and Thompson CT. Distinguishing diffuse alopecia areata from pattern hair loss using CD3+ T-cells. JAAD. 74:937-44, 2016.


Kolivras A, André J, Thompson C, Sass U, Fraitag S. Pseudoangiomatous xanthelasmoid mastocytosis: two case reports demonstrating the hypervascularity of this rare variant of cutaneous mastocytosis. J Cutan Pathol. 43:388-93, 2016.


Kolivras A, Thompson CT, Metz T, Andre J. Macular arteritis associated with concurrent HIV and hepatitis B infections: a case report and evidence for a disease spectrum association with cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa. J Cutan Pathol. 42(6):416-9, 2015. 


Reinig E, Rich P and Thompson CT. How to submit a nail specimen. Dermatol Clin 33:303-7, 2015.


Habashi-Daniel A, Roberts J, Desai N, Thompson CT. Absence of Catagen/Telogen Phase and Loss of Cytokeratin 15 Expression in Hair Follicles in Lichen Planopilaris (LPP). J Am Acad Dermatol 71:969-71, 2014.


Jefferson J, Thompson CT, Rich P. A slowly enlarging mass on the finger. Dermatol Online J. 20(22), February, 2014 (


Scheers C, Andre J, Thompson CT, Rebuffat E, Harage S, and Kolivras A. Refractory Trichophyton rubrum infection in lamellar ichthyosis.  Pediatr Dermatol. 30:e200-3, 2013.


Kolivras A, Provost P, and Thompson CT. Erysipelas-like erythema of familial Mediterranean fever syndrome: a case report with emphasis on histopathologic diagnostic clues. J Cutan Pathol. 40:585-90, 2013.


Trautman S, Thompson M, Roberts J and Thompson CT. Melanocytes, one possible autoimmune target in alopecia areata. JAAD. 61:529-30, 2009.


Thompson CT.  Nucleic acid in-situ hybridization detection of infectious agents.  Proceedings of the SPIE, 3913:80-85, 2000.


Spies JA, Thompson CT, Foucar MK and LeBoit PE.  The histopathology of cutaneous lesions of Kikuchi’s Disease (necrotizing lymphadenitis):  A report of 5 cases.  Am J Surg Path. 23:1040-1047. 1999.


Appenzeller P, Bigler C, Foucar K, Leith C and Thompson CT.  Cutaneous waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia in transformation.  Am J Dermpath. 21:151-155, 1999.


Lockett SJ, Sudar D, Thompson CT, Pinkel D and Gray JW.  Efficient, interactive and three-dimensional segmentation of cell nuclei in thick tissue sections.  Cytometry. 31:275-286, 1998.


Lockett S, Thompson CT, Mullikin J, Sudar D, Khavari R, Hyun W, Pinkel D, and Gray JW.  Interactive algorithms for rapid enumeration of hybridization signals in individual, whole cell nuclei inside intact tissue specimens.  Proceedings of the SPIE 2412:43-49, 1995.


Gordon KB, Thompson CT, Char DH, O’Brien JM, Kroll S, Ghazvini S and Gray JW.  Comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) in the detection of DNA copy number abnormalities in uveal melanoma.  Cancer Research 54:4765-4768, 1994.


Thompson CT, LeBoit PE, Nederlof PM and Gray JW.  Thick-section fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH) on formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded archival tissue provides a histogenetic profile.  American Journal of Pathology 144:237, 1994.


Matsuta M, Matsuta M, Kon S, Thompson C, LeBoit PE, Weier H-U and Gray JW.  Interphase cytogenetics of melanocytic neoplasms:  numerical aberrations of chromosomes can be detected in interphase nuclei using centromeric DNA probes.  Journal of Cutaneous Pathology 21:1-6, 1994.


Thompson CT and Dvorak JA.  Quantitation of total DNA per cell in an exponentially growing population using the diphenylamine reaction and flow cytometry.  Analytical Biochemistry 177:353-357, 1989.

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