Race for the Case

Race for the Case is a clinical quiz feature published quarterly in Directions in Residency — and right here!

Review the case and photos, and submit your answers to the questions below. If you answer correctly, you'll be entered to win a $25 Starbucks gift card. Free coffee and pastries are on the line — what are you waiting for?


Race for the Case: A 75-year-old Turkish female who recently immigrated to the United States presents with a several month history of ulcerative and vegetative plaques involving primarily her cheeks, anterior neck fold and perioral region. Patient was noted to have erosions in her mouth as well. Her past medical history is unremarkable.

Case submitted by E. James Song, MD, who is a PGY-4 at the University of California Irvine, department of dermatology.

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What are the two subtypes of this condition? How are they different?
What is the classic histopathologic finding seen in this condition?
What type of changes would you expect to see in the mouth?
What other areas of the body (that are not shown in this photo) are commonly involved in this condition?
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