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Concentric Wood Grain Erythema on the Trunk—Quiz Case

Concentric Wood Grain Erythema on the Trunk—Quiz Case Report of a case A 73-year-old man was referred to our center for a papulosquamous eruption on his trunk that had been present for approximately 4 years. The lesions were fixed and did not cause pain or pruritus. A review of systems and medical history were remarkable for diabetes mellitus with moderate renal insufficiency, peripheral neuropathy, and an impending foot amputation for osteomyelitis and a nonhealing foot ulcer. There was no history of internal malignancy, and findings from recent chest radiography and abdominal-pelvic computed tomography were negative. Physical examination revealed large, erythematous, and concentric plaques on the trunk with a wood grain appearance (Figure 1). There were multiple ecchymoses on the trunk secondary to insulin injections. The remainder of the skin and physical examination findings were normal. Potassium hydroxide and fungal cultures of the lesions were negative for organisms. Cutaneous punch biopsy specimens were obtained and stained with hematoxylin-eosin (Figure 2). Figure 1. View LargeDownload Figure 2. View LargeDownload http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

Concentric Wood Grain Erythema on the Trunk—Quiz Case

Archives of Dermatology , Volume 144 (5) – May 1, 2008

Concentric Wood Grain Erythema on the Trunk—Quiz Case

Abstract

Report of a case A 73-year-old man was referred to our center for a papulosquamous eruption on his trunk that had been present for approximately 4 years. The lesions were fixed and did not cause pain or pruritus. A review of systems and medical history were remarkable for diabetes mellitus with moderate renal insufficiency, peripheral neuropathy, and an impending foot amputation for osteomyelitis and a nonhealing foot ulcer. There was no history of internal malignancy, and findings from...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 2008 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-987X
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1538-3652
DOI
10.1001/archderm.144.5.673-b
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Abstract

Report of a case A 73-year-old man was referred to our center for a papulosquamous eruption on his trunk that had been present for approximately 4 years. The lesions were fixed and did not cause pain or pruritus. A review of systems and medical history were remarkable for diabetes mellitus with moderate renal insufficiency, peripheral neuropathy, and an impending foot amputation for osteomyelitis and a nonhealing foot ulcer. There was no history of internal malignancy, and findings from recent chest radiography and abdominal-pelvic computed tomography were negative. Physical examination revealed large, erythematous, and concentric plaques on the trunk with a wood grain appearance (Figure 1). There were multiple ecchymoses on the trunk secondary to insulin injections. The remainder of the skin and physical examination findings were normal. Potassium hydroxide and fungal cultures of the lesions were negative for organisms. Cutaneous punch biopsy specimens were obtained and stained with hematoxylin-eosin (Figure 2). Figure 1. View LargeDownload Figure 2. View LargeDownload

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Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 1, 2008

Keywords: erythema,trunk structure

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