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Nodules on the Arm and Leg

Case 1 A 67-year-old man presents with 2 nodules on his elbow. He has never had any skin conditions but 2 years previously was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, which he manages with methotrexate and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The nodules are uncomfortable and aesthetically displeasing, but they are not painful. On examination, 2 large, firm, skin-colored…

Lower Extremity Swelling and Rash

Case 1 A 58-year-old obese African American man with congestive heart failure presents with swelling and lesions on his lower extremities. He first noticed the swelling 2 years earlier, and several painless, wart-like lesions have developed over the past few months. He reports having had a few skin infections in the same region for which…

Small, Asymptomatic Nodules on the Trunk

Case 1 A 16-year-old girl presents with a collection of bluish-gray and brown papules on her trunk; the lesions are about the size of a pin-head or match-head. She states that she first noticed these lesions several years ago. The lesions are neither pruritic nor painful, but she is bothered by their appearance. She states…

Diffuse Bullous Skin Lesions

In Case 1, 55-year-old man presents to the clinic with multiple tense bullae diffusely involving his trunk and extremities that overlie urticarial plaques. In Case 2, 40-year-old African American man presented to the clinic with a few small flaccid blisters as well as multiple crusted erosions and some areas of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation on his back and in the creases of his elbows.

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