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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 419-421  

Asymptomatic erythematous plaque

1 Department of Internal Medicine, Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center, New Jersey, USA
2 Department of Internal Medicine, A&M University Health Science Center, Dallas, USA
3 Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology, New York, USA

Date of Web Publication17-Nov-2015

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John R Griffin
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2229-5178.169721

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Udovenko OV, Griffin JR, Elston DM. Asymptomatic erythematous plaque. Indian Dermatol Online J 2015;6:419-21

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A 44 year old woman presented for evaluation of a new, slightly raised red rash on the right side of chest that developed in the spring. Physical examination revealed an edematous, red- to pink erythematous, non-tender plaque involving the right side of chest [Figure 1]. No surface change was noted. She did not have any other similar lesions. A skin biopsy was obtained for histopathologic analysis [Figure 2],[Figure 3],[Figure 4],[Figure 5].
Figure 1: An edematous, erythematous plaque involving the right chest

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Figure 2: Superficial and deep perivascular and periadnexal lymphocytic infiltrate extending into the subcutis. H and E, original magnification ×40

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Figure 3: Superficial and deep lymphocytic infiltrate tightly hugging vessels and adnexae. H and E, original magnification ×100

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Figure 4: The infiltrate consists of monomorphic lymphocytes. Subtle interstitial mucin is present. H and E, original magnification ×200

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Figure 5: No stratum corneum alterations are present and the dermal-epidermal junction is normal. Hematoxylin and eosin staining, original magnification ×400

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The most likely diagnosis is:

  1. Erythema annulare centrifugum
  2. Granuloma annulare
  3. Lupus erythematosus tumidus
  4. Polymorphic light eruption

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   References Top

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