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SKINDIA QUIZ 20
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 369-370  

SkIndia Quiz 20: A case of multiple nodules on forearm


Department of Dermatology, Armed Forces Medical College and Command Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Date of Web Publication4-Sep-2015

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Biju Vasudevan
Department of Dermatology, Armed Forces Medical College and Command Hospital, Wanawadi, Pune - 411 040, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5178.160324

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Venugopal R, John M, Verma R, Vasudevan B, Deb P, Bhatnagar A. SkIndia Quiz 20: A case of multiple nodules on forearm. Indian Dermatol Online J 2015;6:369-70

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Venugopal R, John M, Verma R, Vasudevan B, Deb P, Bhatnagar A. SkIndia Quiz 20: A case of multiple nodules on forearm. Indian Dermatol Online J [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Dec 8];6:369-70. Available from: https://www.idoj.in/text.asp?2015/6/5/369/160324

A 55-year-old female patient who presented with asymptomatic, small, dark coloured, raised lesions over the right forearm of eight years duration. These lesions gradually increased in size and number to the present state. There was no associated itching, pain or discharge from the lesions. There was no history of any other skin or mucosal lesions or any systemic symptoms. Examination revealed multiple discrete hyperpigmented to dark brown linear plaques and nodules distributed over middle third of right forearm, predominantly over extensor aspect [Figure 1]. An excisional biopsy was performed from a nodule on the right forearm. The histological picture was as seen in [Figure 2].
Figure 1: (a) Multiple hyperpigmented to dark brown nodules on right forearm (b) Close up view of the clinical lesions

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Figure 2: Histopathology revealing (a) Hyperplastic epidermis with a grenz zone and mid dermis lesion composed of spindle cells with elongated hyperchromatic nuclei arranged in interwoven fascicles (H and E, ×10) (b) High power view of the same(H and E, ×40)

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