Make the Diagnosis: What Can You Tell Her About these Patches?

(MedPage Today) — A 33-year-old Hispanic woman who had recently started taking oral contraceptives again after the birth of her second child went to her dermatologist to ask about hyperpigmented patches that had appeared on her cheeks. She thought she saw the start of lesions on her forehead as well. They were in a confluent … Continue reading “Make the Diagnosis: What Can You Tell Her About these Patches?”

(MedPage Today) — A 33-year-old Hispanic woman who had recently started taking oral contraceptives again after the birth of her second child went to her dermatologist to ask about hyperpigmented patches that had appeared on her cheeks. She thought she saw the start of lesions on her forehead as well. They were in a confluent configuration. She wanted to know how to get rid of them–or at least decrease their appearance.

Can you diagnose the patient?
Source: Dermatology

Make the Diagnosis: We’re Glad She Went to the Dermatologist

(MedPage Today) — A 48-year-old woman went to her dermatologist with concerns about a single skin lesion on her face– an irregular, umbilicated black papule. She spent a lot of time outside because of her job as a postal worker with a walking route, so she checked regularly for unusual blemishes.

Can you diagnose the patient?
Source: Dermatology