An otherwise healthy man in his 40s presented with a 3-month history of an asymptomatic nodule on his scalp. There were no systemic complaints, history of arthropod bite, immunosuppression, travel abroad, or contact with animals in the recent past. Physical examination revealed a skin-colored, firm, nontender, freely mobile 2 × 1.5-cm nodule with overlying normal skin on the right occipital region of the scalp (Figure, A). There was no lymphadenopathy. No other cutaneous lesions were present.
Identify all potential conflicts of interest that might be relevant to your comment.
Conflicts of interest comprise financial interests, activities, and relationships within the past 3 years including but not limited to employment, affiliation, grants or funding, consultancies, honoraria or payment, speaker's bureaus, stock ownership or options, expert testimony, royalties, donation of medical equipment, or patents planned, pending, or issued.
Err on the side of full disclosure.
If you have no conflicts of interest, check "No potential conflicts of interest" in the box below. The information will be posted with your response.
Not all submitted comments are published. Please see our commenting policy for details.
Khullar G, Agarwal D, Chandra M. Skin-Colored Nodule on the Scalp of a Middle-Aged Man. JAMA Dermatol. Published online September 23, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2020.3527
Coronavirus Resource Center
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: