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

Make the Diagnosis: These Lesions: Dry Skin or Something Else?

(MedPage Today) — A 25-year-old man went to the doctor after noticing multiple round, fine scaly plaques on his trunk. When the first lesion appeared, he thought it might just be dry skin. But nearly a week later, he noticed that multiple new lesions varying in size had appeared. Some of the lesions were just red, but many of the annular lesions had scale around the edges. The lesions didn’t itch, and he wasn’t feeling sick otherwise.

Can you diagnose the patient?
Source: Dermatology