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January 2010

Hemochromatosis and Bilateral Yellow Papules of the Neck—Quiz Case

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Arch Dermatol. 2010;146(1):81-86. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2009.336-a

A 31-year-old white woman presented with an approximate 13-year history of asymptomatic yellow nonfollicular papules in the supraclavicular area of her neck. Although there was no antecedent history of trauma, she was originally diagnosed as having a “scar.” Because the cutaneous eruption was bilateral, she was subsequently diagnosed as having “hyperactive sebaceous glands.” Her medical history was significant for “unusually aggressive” hemochromatosis requiring monthly phlebotomy.

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