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Image Number 489 (Darier's disease)

 
Morphology:
Red,scaly

Diagnosis: Darier's disease

Site: Chest

Sex: M

Age: 34

Type: Clinical

Description: greasy scaly rash on central chest

Submitted by: Ian McColl

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Darier's disease is an autosomal dominant inherited disease with characteristic greasy scaly papules.If in doubt about this diagnosis check behind the ears.The condition is worse in summer appearing in sweaty areas but it is also photoexaccerbated and will flare in sunburned areas.Oral lesions also occur.It responds best to oral retinoids.

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