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July 2000

Multiple Annular Plaques on the Face of a Middle-aged Woman

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Arch Dermatol. 2000;136(7):925-930. doi:

A 30-year-old black woman presented for the evaluation of multiple plaques on her face and scalp. The plaques, which were asymptomatic, had been present for approximately 2 months. The patient had no significant medical history. There was no family history of similar lesions. Physical examination revealed several violaceous annular plaques with slightly raised scaly borders scattered over the face and scalp (Figure 1). The plaques on the scalp were alopecic. The remainder of the physical examination was significant only for scattered brown macules on the bilateral aspect of the palms. A punch biopsy specimen was obtained from a scalp plaque (Figure 2 and Figure 3).