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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 73  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 142

Inflammatory pruritic nodules and plaques on the face

Department of Skin and STD, KMC, Manipal, India

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Smitha Prabhu
Department of Skin and STD, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka-576 104
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DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.31913

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Rao R, Prabhu S, George M, Shenoi SD. Inflammatory pruritic nodules and plaques on the face. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2007;73:142

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A 31-year-old male schoolteacher presented with mildly pruritic erythematous crusted plaques and nodules studded with pustules on chin and left malar region of 20 days duration [Figure - 1],[Figure - 2]. He complained of increased itching and burning sensation after application of soap, aftershave lotion and perfume. He was not using any other cosmetic. He had no previous history of atopy, drug allergy, photosensitivity or any systemic complaints. He occasionally visited the barber's shop for shaving his beard. There were no pets at home.

Investigations done included skin biopsy for histopathological examination, including special stain [Figure - 3]. Patch testing including that with plant allergens gave a negative result. Gram staining of the discharge from pustules did not reveal any bacteria and swab for bacterial culture and sensitivity taken from the pustules did not reveal any growth.

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