Chronic Figurate Skin Lesions

August 2004
Clinical Infectious Diseases;8/15/2004, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p532
Academic Journal
The article invites readers diagnosis on a medical case of chronic figurate skin lesions. A 35-year-old man from a rural village in the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea presented with figurate skin lesions of many years' duration. The lesions covered almost his entire body but were most prominent over his neck and arms. His medical history was unremarkable, and he was taking no medications. On physical examination, the patient appeared healthy and in no acute distress. Vital signs were all within the normal range. The physical examination revealed normal findings in the hair, nails, scalp, groin, palms, and soles.


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