BK4/2.5 (Ca2+ 2.5mEq/L, HCO3- 32mEq/L, K+ 4mEq/L, Mg2+ 1.5mEq/L, Na+ 140mEq/L, HPO42- 1mmol/L, Cl- 114.5mEq/L); B22K4/0 (HCO3- 22mEq/L, K+ 4mEq/L, Mg2+ 1.5mEq/L, Na+ 140mEq/L, HPO42- 1mmol/L, Cl- 122mEq/L); soln for IV inf after reconstitution.
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Two patients present with newly developed brown papules. The first patient, a 45-year-old man, presented with a new mole that continues to grow and is associated with occasional pruritus and bleeding. The second patient, a 47-year-old man, presented with a 6-month history of a brown, growing "mole." Can you differentiate between the two?
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