Recently we had the opportunity to study a case of superficial epitheliomatosis in a man who showed three clinical types of lesions that have been described in the literature and also exhibited numerous papules resembling seborrheic warts. However, the histologic studies even of some of these papules showed characteristics identical with those of the erythematoid type of epithelioma which was present on the patient's chest. It is for these reasons that we report our observation.
CLINICAL TYPES OF SUPERFICIAL EPITHELIOMATOSIS
The erythematoid benign type was originally described by Graham Little.1 The lesions usually consist of multiple discoid red patches resembling lupus erythematosus. They begin as small areas, become covered with scales and spread peripherally, forming patches of various sizes, many being the size of a dollar but some being as large as the palm. Careful examination of these lesions shows that they are surrounded by a narrow
ROSENBERG WA. SUPERFICIAL EPITHELIOMATOSIS. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1936;34(6):973–979. doi:10.1001/archderm.1936.01470180040004
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