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Image Number 1287 (Discoid lupus erythematosus)


Diagnosis: Discoid lupus erythematosus

Site: Nose

Sex: M

Age: 21


Description: Red scaly plaques.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Six months history of red scaly plaques affected the central parts of the face,predominantly the nose. The plaques were covered with white adherent scales that on removal showed carpet tack sign on their under-surface. These plaques were well controlled on moderately potent topical corticosteroid with avoidance of sun exposure.

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