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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 75  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 101

A brownish-red plaque in an adult


1 Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Dicle University, Diyarbakir, Turkey
2 Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Dicle University, Diyarbakir, Turkey

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Mehmet Harman
Dicle Universitesi, Tip Fakultesi, Dermatoloji Anabilim Dali, 21280 Diyarbakir
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DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.45244

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How to cite this article:
Harman M, Akdeniz S, Balci G, Uzunlar AK. A brownish-red plaque in an adult. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2009;75:101

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Harman M, Akdeniz S, Balci G, Uzunlar AK. A brownish-red plaque in an adult. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 Jun 4];75:101. Available from: http://www.ijdvl.com/text.asp?2009/75/1/101/45244


A 50-year-old man was referred to our clinic for further evaluation of a slowly enlarging plaque on his back. His wife gave history of the pimple-sized brownish lesion first being noticed thirty years earlier. Ever since, the lesion has been presenting slowly and continuously enlarging. On examination, the patient, a healthy looking man, had a brownish-red, shiny, well-demarcated, 6.0 mm elevated, rubbery consistency, a 7.8 x 8.2 cm dimension, hairless plaque with peau d'orange surface and 'pasted on' appearance on the left side of his back. The margins of the lesion were surrounded by a brownish zone. The patient did not have any complaint except a slight tingle in the lesion after stroking, pressure, or friction. Inflammatory flare characterized with redness, swelling, and pseudovesiculation was observed in the lesion after stroking [Figure 1A]. The inflammation and pseudovesiculation gradually decreased within a few days. Then, desquamative scales developed over the lesion [Figure 1B].

His systemic examination was unremarkable, and routine laboratory tests were within normal limits. There was no family history of similar skin lesion.

A skin biopsy specimen was obtained [Figure 2].


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