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Image Number 1506 (Pyogenic granuloma)

 
Morphology:
Nodule,purple

Diagnosis: Pyogenic granuloma

Site: Back

Sex: M

Age: 24

Type:

Description: Vascular nodule with bleeding tendency.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis

History: A young adult man had severe nodulo-cystic acne treated with Isotretinoin 40 mg per day. One month from the start of therapy he developed a nodular lesion on his back amid the lesions of acne. His lesion had bleeding tendency on minor touch. Although most cases of Retinoid-induced PGs involve the fingers, however any other area may be affected.

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