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Derm Dx: White streak on the leg

A mother brings her 4-year-old daughter to the dermatology clinic for her first consultation for a white streak on the leg, which was not present at birth. Twelve months prior, the patient developed very fine pink papules in a linear distribution along the leg and thigh, the mother reports. Subsequently, the papules disappeared leaving only…

Derm Dx: A teen with palmar desquamation

A 19-year-old Hispanic male presents complaining that the skin on his palms has been peeling for several months. He denies any new activities or exposures. The skin is not itchy or painful and, there were no preceding blisters. The patient denies fever or other illness prior to the onset of the condition. He is otherwise…

Erythematous papules and plaques

Case #1 A 46-year-old white woman presents with a 2-week history of a rash on her back and feet. She denies any associated pain, pruritus, or fever, and her medical history is unremarkable. Her social and family histories are noncontributory. Physical examination is notable for erythematous papules scattered across her back, with some coalescing into…

Derm Dx: Hair loss and absent follicles

A 44-year-old woman presents for evaluation of hair loss, which has progressively worsened over the past several years. She denies itching, pain, or antecedent redness or irritation, and family history is negative for baldness. She has no history of systemic disease and takes no medications or herbal supplements. She also denies the use of straighteners…

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