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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…