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Image Number 2009 (Insect bite reaction)


Diagnosis: Insect bite reaction

Site: Back

Sex: M

Age: 50


Description: Red papule from which comes a brown-black elongate body

Submitted by: Ted Rosen

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Differential Diagnosis


Gentleman concerned about itchy papule he can't quite see on his back. Worried that this was a new skin cancer (note scars from prior excisions of SCCA, BCC and melanoma). The new lesion arose shortly after a hunting trip into the forest. Close examination revealed thatt his was nothing more than a tick burrrowed into the skin. It was removed by deep shave.

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