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February 2013

Numerous Facial Lesions in a 47-Year-Old Woman—Quiz Case

Author Affiliations
 

SECTION EDITOR: MARY S. STONE, MD; ASSISTANT SECTION EDITORS: SOON BAHRAMI, MD; CARRIE ANN R. CUSACK, MD; MOLLY A. HINSHAW, MD; ARNI K. KRISTJANSSON, MD; LORI D. PROK, MD

JAMA Dermatol. 2013;149(2):223. doi:10.1001/archderm.149.2.223-c

A 47-year-old woman presented to our clinic with a 30-year history of numerous facial lesions. She reported that the lesions were relatively stable in size and asymptomatic until recently. Over the past 3 to 4 years, 3 of these lesions became larger, ulcerated, and tender. Her medical history was unremarkable. Her family history was notable for a daughter who was beginning to develop similar lesions on the face. In addition, the patient was recently reacquainted with her biologic mother, who also has numerous, similar facial lesions.

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