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Image Number 120 (Lupoid sycosis)


Diagnosis: Lupoid sycosis

Site: Cheek

Sex: M

Age: 35

Type: Clinical

Description: Erythematous patch with follicular papulopustules

Submitted by: Shahbaz Janjua

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Lupoid sycosis is a rare cicatricial form of chronic folliculitis commonly seen in men after puberty. It usually involves the beard area and is refractory to treatment.  It is characterized by a slowly enlarging erythematous patch with follicular papulopustules in the active, advancing border.

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