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March 2013

Multiple Asymptomatic Violaceous Macules on the Thigh—Quiz Case

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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(3):358-363. doi:10.1001/archderm.149.3.358-d

An 83-year-old woman presented with a 10-month history of multiple violaceous macules on her leg. The lesions were clustered on the lateral side of the left thigh, close to the knee (Figure 1). The lesions were asymptomatic and appeared gradually. The patient did not identify a triggering event or trauma, although she noted that she sleeps on her left side consistently. The patient had no significant medical history and was not using any medications.

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