SOONBAHRAMIMDCARRIE ANN R.CUSACKMDSENAIT W.DYSONMDMOLLY A.HINSHAWMDVINCENTLIUMDVanderbilt University School of Medicine (Mr Litzner) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Dr Kantrow), Nashville, Tennessee
A 50-year-old white man presented with a 2-year history of a pruritic cutaneous eruption on the left side of the back. He had tried over-the-counter moisturizing creams without success. His medical history was notable for cirrhosis secondary to hepatitis B, diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, and herpes zoster. Physical examination revealed a reticulated erythematous plaque on the left side of the back (Figure 1). A punch biopsy specimen was obtained for histologic analysis (Figure 2 and Figure 3).
Litzner B, Kantrow SM. Reticulated Erythematous Plaque on the Back—Quiz Case. Arch Dermatol. 2009;145(7):829-834. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2009.141-a