An Erythematous Plaque in an 84-Year-Old Woman
Alexander Mounts, DO
US Naval Flight Surgeon, Naval Medical Center San Diego, California
Kristopher M. Peters, DO
Staff Dermatologist, Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington
Mounts A, Peters KM. An erythematous plaque in an 84-year-old woman [published online May 7, 2019]. Consultant360.
An 84-year-old Filipina with no personal or known family history of skin cancer presented to the dermatology clinic with a lesion on her lower back that had been present for the past 5 years. She reported insidious growth and mild pruritus associated with the lesion over the past few months. Physical examination demonstrated a 7.5 × 4.5-cm sharply defined erythematous plaque with scattered scale and interspersed nodular areas on the woman’s medial lower back (Figures).
Figures. 7.5 × 4.5-cm sharply defined erythematous plaque with scattered scale and interspersed nodular areas on the medial lower back.