Case #1

A 32-year-old Black woman presents with a several-month history of tender red lesions. She has had no prior illnesses, has no history of similar lesions, and takes no medications. The patient notes that the lesions started to appear on her upper thigh and spread to her chest and arms. She has recently felt fatigued and experienced some joint pain but is otherwise feeling well. On examination, erythematous indurated plaques are found on her left upper chest and right proximal arm. On the left thigh, an older lesion that progressed to a slightly hyperpigmented patch with subcutaneous atrophy is found.

Can you diagnose the condition in Case 1?

  1. Poststeroid panniculitis
  2. Lupus profundus
  3. Cold panniculitis
  4. Erythema induratum

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