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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 73  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 368

Skin-colored papules on the face

1 Department of Skin and STD, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
2 Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India

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Vandana Mehta
Department of Skin and STD, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal - 576 104, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.35756

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Mehta V, Balachandran C, Mathew M. Skin-colored papules on the face. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2007;73:368

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Mehta V, Balachandran C, Mathew M. Skin-colored papules on the face. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2007 [cited 2020 Jun 6];73:368. Available from: http://www.ijdvl.com/text.asp?2007/73/5/368/35756

A 39-year-old male agriculturist presented with progressive development of multiple asymptomatic papules on the face, chest and back of 1-year duration. There was no history of drug intake or application of topical corticosteroids on the face. A review of systems, as well as family history, was unremarkable. Physical examination revealed multiple skin-colored firm papules on the nose, malar area, ears [Figure - 1]. Similar lesions were present on the chest and back. The patient was provisionally diagnosed as acne vulgaris and treated with anti-acne preparations for 4 weeks. Due to lack of improvement in the clinical picture, a biopsy of the lesion was performed [Figure - 2].

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