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Image Number 2184 (Perniosis)


Diagnosis: Perniosis

Site: Toes

Sex: F

Age: 20


Description: Painful swelling of the toes.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


One day after exposure to extreme cold weather she developed painful purplish plaques on the toes of both feet. On examination the forefeet were cold and tender. Pentoxyfylline 400 mg twice daily for 10 days gave marked improvement.

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