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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 72  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 471-472

Erythematous plaque over the face

1 Department of Dermatology, Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India
2 Department of Pathology, Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.29356

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Vijayalakshmi S P, Arunharke M, Sundaram. Erythematous plaque over the face. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2006;72:471-2

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Vijayalakshmi S P, Arunharke M, Sundaram. Erythematous plaque over the face. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2006 [cited 2020 Nov 27];72:471-2. Available from:

A 41-year-old male patient presented with gradually progressive painless erythematous swelling over the forehead and eyelids since nine months. The lesion appeared initially over the left temporal area. Examination revealed a dusky erythematous swelling on the forehead, upper and lower eyelids with a distinctly visible margin extending on the cheeks and behind the ear lobes [Figure - 1]. There was no tenderness, no mobility over underlying structures and no thickened cutaneous nerves. Sensations over the swelling were normal. Biopsy was taken from the lesion on the left temporal area. Histopathological features are shown in [Figure - 2][Figure - 3][Figure - 4].

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