punch biopsy

Molluscum Contagiosum


By Courtney McClurkin, DPM; Andrew Olson, DPM Molluscum contagiosum can be confused with a variety of different skin pathologies History A 25 year old male with no known significant past medical history presents with a pigmented lesion to plantar aspect of his left foot present for an undetermined period of time. Physical Examination A raised red and black 3mm lesion is seen on the plantar aspect of left foot. Diagnostic Testing A 2mm punch biopsy was performed with clinical concern to rule out melanoma. Histological Findings Typical histological features of molluscum contagiosum were identified including [...]

Molluscum Contagiosum2020-09-16T14:55:55-04:00

Erythema Elevatum Diutinum


By Desiree Dalcherone, DPM; Laura Fernandez, DPM; Pooja Srivastava, DPM Lesions are usually asymptomatic, but some cases might present with itching and pain History Patient is a 29 year old male with past medical history of Crohn’s disease, presenting with a one year history of progressively worsening, painful nodules to his bilateral legs and feet. A punch biopsy of skin was taken from the nodule present to the patient's plantar-medial left hallux. Physical Examination Multiple nodules were present on bilateral legs and feet. Click on image to enlarge Click on image to enlarge [...]

Erythema Elevatum Diutinum2020-09-16T15:07:09-04:00
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