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August 2002

Asymptomatic Annular Plaque of the Chin

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Copyright 2002 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2002

Arch Dermatol. 2002;138(8):1091-1096. doi:10.1001/archderm.138.8.1091

A 47-year-old black woman presented with a 4-year history of an enlarging plaque on her chin. She described the primary lesion as a small, skin-colored papule that gradually increased in size. It was occasionally associated with mild pruritus, but was otherwise asymptomatic. The patient had not sought treatment for the lesion before presentation. However, the plaque's slow but progressive growth was of cosmetic concern. The patient was otherwise healthy. She was not experiencing any constitutional symptoms. She denied other significant medical problems, and there were no other family members with similar disease. Physical examination demonstrated a 1-cm, firm, annular, skin-colored plaque on the right side of her chin (Figure 1). A punch biopsy specimen was obtained (Figure 2 and Figure 3).

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