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Asymptomatic Nodules on the Back and Abdomen

Asymptomatic Nodules on the Back and Abdomen Abstract REPORT OF A CASE A healthy 22-year-old woman had developed asymptomatic nodules on the upper part of her back at the age of 12 years. Over the following ten years, she continued to develop new lesions on her back and lower part of her abdomen. She denied previous skin eruptions or trauma to the areas where the nodules developed. Her family had no history of skin abnormalities.Physical examination demonstrated multiple firm, flesh-colored, slightly erythematous, oval and round plaques and nodules, 0.5 to 3 cm in diameter, distributed on the patient's back and anterior aspect of the abdomen (Fig 1). The lesions were movable with the skin and had a flat or dome-shaped configuration. The surface of some lesions showed a peau d'orange appearance (Fig 2).Results of laboratory studies, which consisted of a complete blood cell count, liver and renal function tests, and radiologie examinations of the feet and References 1. Uitto J, Santa-Cruz DJ, Eisen AZ: Connective tissue nevi of the skin . J Am Acad Dermatol 1980;3:441-461.Crossref 2. Rocha G, Winkelmann RK: Connective tissue nevus . Arch Dermatol 1962;85:722-729.Crossref 3. Uitto J, Santa-Cruz DJ, Eisen AZ: Familial cutaneous collagenoma: Genetic studies on a family . Br J Dermatol 1979;101:185-195.Crossref 4. Henderson RR, Wheeler CE, Abele DC: Familial cutaneous collagenoma . Arch Dermatol 1968;98:23-27.Crossref 5. Woerdeman MJ: Is collagénome eŕuptif a separate entity? Br J Dermatol 1960;72:217-220.Crossref 6. Raque CJ, Wood MG: Connective tissue nevus: Dermatofibrosis lenticularis disseminata with osteopoikilosis . Arch Dermatol 1970;102:390-396.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

Asymptomatic Nodules on the Back and Abdomen

Archives of Dermatology , Volume 123 (6) – Jun 1, 1987

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1987 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-987X
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1538-3652
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1987.01660300135027
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Abstract

Abstract REPORT OF A CASE A healthy 22-year-old woman had developed asymptomatic nodules on the upper part of her back at the age of 12 years. Over the following ten years, she continued to develop new lesions on her back and lower part of her abdomen. She denied previous skin eruptions or trauma to the areas where the nodules developed. Her family had no history of skin abnormalities.Physical examination demonstrated multiple firm, flesh-colored, slightly erythematous, oval and round plaques and nodules, 0.5 to 3 cm in diameter, distributed on the patient's back and anterior aspect of the abdomen (Fig 1). The lesions were movable with the skin and had a flat or dome-shaped configuration. The surface of some lesions showed a peau d'orange appearance (Fig 2).Results of laboratory studies, which consisted of a complete blood cell count, liver and renal function tests, and radiologie examinations of the feet and References 1. Uitto J, Santa-Cruz DJ, Eisen AZ: Connective tissue nevi of the skin . J Am Acad Dermatol 1980;3:441-461.Crossref 2. Rocha G, Winkelmann RK: Connective tissue nevus . Arch Dermatol 1962;85:722-729.Crossref 3. Uitto J, Santa-Cruz DJ, Eisen AZ: Familial cutaneous collagenoma: Genetic studies on a family . Br J Dermatol 1979;101:185-195.Crossref 4. Henderson RR, Wheeler CE, Abele DC: Familial cutaneous collagenoma . Arch Dermatol 1968;98:23-27.Crossref 5. Woerdeman MJ: Is collagénome eŕuptif a separate entity? Br J Dermatol 1960;72:217-220.Crossref 6. Raque CJ, Wood MG: Connective tissue nevus: Dermatofibrosis lenticularis disseminata with osteopoikilosis . Arch Dermatol 1970;102:390-396.Crossref

Journal

Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 1987

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