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Image Number 744 (Eczema craquelé)

Skin coloured,scaly

Diagnosis: Eczema craquelé

Site: Shins

Sex: M

Age: 65

Type: Clinical

Description: Dry polygonally fissured plaques

Submitted by: Shahbaz Janjua

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Eczema craquelé or asteatotic dermatitis is characterized by pruritic, dry, cracked, and polygonally fissured skin with irregular scaling. The morphologic appearance of eczema craquele has been referred to as cracked porcelain and a dried-up riverbed.  It most commonly occurs on the shins of elderly patients in winter months. Comment on this case. 

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