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Image Number 2028 (Shrapnel's injury)


Diagnosis: Shrapnel's injury

Site: Trunk

Sex: M

Age: 10


Description: Blackish pigments and scars.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


First look to the presented image may give you an impression that this is a case of nevus comedonicus. However, this boy unfortunately had been subjected to shrapnels' (shells) injury caused by a nearby bomb's blast  two months prior to the presentation. On close examination many black dots and spots intermingled with many atrophic scars confined to one side of the anterior trunk. 

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