|Year : 2016 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 220-221
SkIndia Quiz 24: Itchy papules over face
Deepti Kataria, Chitra S Nayak, Prachi Vinayak Gole
Department of Skin and VD, Topiwala National Medical College and B.Y.L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Date of Web Publication||13-May-2016|
Department of Skin and VD, Topiwala National Medical College and B.Y.L. Nair Hospital, OPD-14, 2nd Floor, OPD Building, Mumbai - 400 008, Maharashtra
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Kataria D, Nayak CS, Gole PV. SkIndia Quiz 24: Itchy papules over face. Indian Dermatol Online J 2016;7:220-1
A 36-year-old female presented with gradual onset of multiple itchy raised skin colored lesions over the face since past 10 years. There was no history of antecedent trauma, photosensitivity or any medical or surgical illness or family history of similar illness. There was also no history of oral or topical medication taken for the above complaints. Examination revealed multiple discrete 1–2 mm sized, firm skin colored papules over both cheeks [Figure 1] and [Figure 2] with no evidence of similar lesions elsewhere on the body. A skin biopsy was done to confirm the diagnosis that showed mid-dermal cysts containing laminated keratin and multiple vellus hair shafts lined by a flattened squamous epithelium [Figure 3] and [Figure 4].
|Figure 3: Low Power magnification shows a cyst lined by epithelium containing keratinous material with vellus hair shafts (H and E, ×10)|
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|Figure 4: Multiple vellus hair shafts better appreciated under high power magnification (H and E, ×40)|
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