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Localized Eczema: What Cause

What strategy will you choose to help cure this woman’s local rash?

Skin Diseases

Tinea versicolor presents with hyperpigmented and hypopigmented coalescing thin scaly plaques and macules. Typically they appear on the trunk and the upper back. It is more common in warm humid climates.

These asymptomatic plaques developed on the legs of a 59-year-old woman with diabetes mellitus and pulmonary sarcoidosis. Biopsy showed a granulomatous infiltrate of epithelioid histiocytes and multinucleated giant cells surrounded by lymphocytes “layered” throughout the dermis.What’s your diagnosis?

Seborrheic keratosis

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This man had been taking vancomycin and piperacillin/tazobactam for 3 weeks for osteomyelitis. What does the rash look like to you?

The rash has been present for 2 years. Originally on the trunk and extremities it has now spread to her face and hands. She has been diagnosed as having and been unsuccessfully treated for nummular eczema and tinea corporis. What's your Dx?

Lichen spinulosus is a rare, hyperkeratotic dermatosis similar to keratosis pilaris. It is most common in children, adolescents, young adults with male predominance. Treatment includes keratolytics and emollients.

The asymptomatic atrophic brown plaques on this woman’s legs were diagnosed as necrobiosis lipoidica. The differential diagnosis included lupus erythematosus and granuloma annulare.

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