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April 1981

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COORDINATOR; University of California School of Medicine, San Diego

Arch Dermatol. 1981;117(4):240-242. doi:10.1001/archderm.1981.01650040056023

PATHOLOGY QUIZ CASE 1  Ronald P. Rapini, MD, University of Iowa, Iowa CityOn routine physical examination, a 63-year-old woman was noted to have a red, soft, slightly lobulated, 5-mm papule on the sole of her left foot (Fig 1). It was sharply demarcated, surrounded by a slight depression, and blanched with light pressure on diascopy. The patient had not been aware of its presence. The lesion was shave excised. The histologic sections are seen in Fig 2 and 3.What is your diagnosis?

PATHOLOGY QUIZ CASE 2  Susan Baker, MD, Wayne State University, DetroitAn 81-year-old man had a four-month history of generalized pruritus. Physical examination revealed an extensive skin eruption consisting of denuded areas, excoriations, and pustules involving the trunk, arms, and legs (Fig 1). There was swelling of both eyebrows and of the preauricular areas (Fig 2). The eyebrows were devoid of hair. The mouth was edentulous

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