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Images in Dermatology
January 2019

Coral Dermatitis

Author Affiliations
  • 1The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus
  • 2Division of Dermatology, Department of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus
JAMA Dermatol. 2019;155(1):107. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.3592

An adult woman presented with a cerebriform plaque with sharply demarcated, pink, erythematous borders on her left leg (Figure 1). The patient revealed that approximately 1 week prior to lesion onset, she had come in contact with coral while swimming in Florida (Figure 2). Based on this information, a diagnosis of coral dermatitis was made, and treatment with a topical steroid was initiated to relieve pruritus.

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