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SKINDIA QUIZ
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 220-221  

SkIndia Quiz 24: Itchy papules over face


Department of Skin and VD, Topiwala National Medical College and B.Y.L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Date of Web Publication13-May-2016

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Deepti Kataria
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
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5178.178133

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Kataria D, Nayak CS, Gole PV. SkIndia Quiz 24: Itchy papules over face. Indian Dermatol Online J 2016;7:220-1

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Kataria D, Nayak CS, Gole PV. SkIndia Quiz 24: Itchy papules over face. Indian Dermatol Online J [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Oct 21];7:220-1. Available from: http://www.idoj.in/text.asp?2016/7/3/220/178133

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 1: Discrete papules over left cheek

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Figure 2: Discrete papules over right cheek

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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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