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November 1978

Eruptive Collagenoma

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Duhring Laboratories, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Arch Dermatol. 1978;114(11):1710-1711. doi:10.1001/archderm.1978.01640230082025

In 1966, the case of a patient with a one-year history of asymptomatic skin nodules on the back was reported.1 The histologic picture was a proliferation of homogenized, swollen collagen in the dermis. It was believed that this lesion was not classifiable into any known pathologic entity, and it was not known whether it represented part of the spectrum of known dermal sclerotic processes or a peculiar reaction pattern in that particular patient.

We have observed a patient with similar symptoms and have been unable to find any mention of this lesion in the American dermatologic literature.

Report of a Case  A 35-year-old man was admitted to the hospital for shortness of breath and chest pain. The patient had many previous admissions for the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis. He was seen in consultation by the dermatology

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