Brittney Kaufman De Clerck, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology (Clinician Educator)

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Dr. DeClerck is an Assistant Professor of Pathology and Dermatology at The University of Southern California. She is board certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology. Sub-specializing in dermatopathology, Dr. DeClerck is an expert in the microscopic diagnosis of skin disorders, including skin cancers and inflammatory skin diseases. She sees patients at the health science campus and Pasadena sites for the Keck Hospital of USC and Norris Cancer Center of USC. She has an interest in complicated medical dermatology, with particular interest in skin cancer screening, cutaneous lymphomas, autoimmune blistering diseases, and drug reactions.


  • Influence of Anatomic Locations of T1b Melanomas and Patient Age on Outcomes J Drugs Dermatol. 2024 May 01; 23(5):306-310. . View in PubMed
  • Isolated collagenoma in an HIV-positive patient on ART: a case report BMC Infect Dis. 2023 Sep 02; 23(1):571. . View in PubMed
  • Hypertrophic verrucous mpox as a sign of disease progression JAAD Case Rep. 2023 Aug; 38:38-40. . View in PubMed
  • Epithelioid and clear-cell variant of Kaposi sarcoma: A rare histopathologic subtype J Cutan Pathol. 2022 Apr; 49(4):381-384. . View in PubMed
  • Immunoglobulin and Complement Immunohistochemistry on Paraffin Sections in Autoimmune Bullous Diseases: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Am J Dermatopathol. 2021 Oct 01; 43(10):689-699. . View in PubMed
  • All That Coughs Is Not COVID-19: A Delayed Diagnosis of Disseminated Coccidioidomycosis Following Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infection Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Jul; 8(7):ofab246. . View in PubMed
  • PD-1 inhibition therapy for advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma: a retrospective analysis from the University of Southern California J Cancer Res Clin Oncol. 2021 Jun; 147(6):1803-1811. . View in PubMed
  • Acute ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction as Initial Presentation of Atypical Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome JACC Case Rep. 2021 Apr; 3(4):561-565. . View in PubMed
  • Abatacept-Induced Panniculitis With Necrobiosis Lipoidica-Like Features in a Patient With Rheumatoid Arthritis Cureus. 2021 Feb 20; 13(2):e13460. . View in PubMed
  • Extrapulmonary manifestations of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 infection J Med Virol. 2021 05; 93(5):2645-2653. . View in PubMed
  • Multiple glomangiomas in a patient with a history of metastatic melanoma Cutis. 2020 Nov; 106(5):E20-E22. . View in PubMed
  • Disseminated cutaneous gout: a rare manifestation of a common disease Dermatol Online J. 2020 Jan 15; 26(1). . View in PubMed
  • Crusted papules on the neck after cryotherapy Clin Exp Dermatol. 2020 Jan; 45(1):104-106. . View in PubMed
  • Leukaemia cutis: an unusual localisation in the groin mimicking infection Lancet Oncol. 2019 08; 20(8):e464. . View in PubMed
  • Erythroderma: Not Your Everyday Sunburn Ann Emerg Med. 2017 03; 69(3):294-296. . View in PubMed
  • Cryptococcal cellulitis on the shin of an immunosuppressed patient Dermatol Online J. 2016 Jun 15; 22(6). . View in PubMed
  • Phytophotodermatitis: The Other “Lime” Disease Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Apr; 67(4):554-6. . View in PubMed
  • That’s Some Weird Nail Polish You Got There! Ann Emerg Med 2015 Dec; 66(6):585-8. . View in PubMed
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum: An Inside Job Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Aug; 66(2):116-8. . View in PubMed
  • Trust me, this is the worst “acne” of your life! Ann Emerg Med 2015 Feb; 65(2):147-50. . View in PubMed
  • Hydrophilic polymer microemboli in a patient with a chronic cutaneous ulcer: a case report J Cutan Pathol. 2014 Dec; 41(12):955-8. . View in PubMed
  • Intravascular crystal deposition: an early clue to the diagnosis of type 1 cryoglobulinemic vasculitis Am J Dermatopathol. 2014 Sep; 36(9):751-5. . View in PubMed
  • Processing dermatological biopsies Methods Mol Biol. 2014; 1180:221-36. . View in PubMed
  • Cutaneous decidualized endometriosis in a nonpregnant female: a potential pseudomalignancy Am J Dermatopathol. 2012 Jul; 34(5):541-3. . View in PubMed