Race for the Case

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 Race for the Case Summer 2015

A 17-month-old Caucasian female presented with an abrupt onset of facial tan-brown 2-5mm asymptomatic macules and papules approximately 8 months prior to her visit. Lesions have not changed in size, character, or location since, and were unresponsive to topical desonide. She has no significant past medical history. Pathology reveals histiocytes diffusely scattered throughout the epidermis with an absence of Touton cells.

Case submitted by Vanessa Richardson, MD, PGY-3 at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University Dermatology Residency Program in Augusta, GA.

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