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  1. Types of Skin Biopsies

    Learn more from WebMD about the different types of skin biopsies, a procedure in which a sample of skin tissue is tested to diagnose skin cancer and other conditions.

  2. Tuberous Sclerosis (Adenoma Sebaceum)

    Tuberous sclerosis, adenoma sebaceum. Small erythematous papules on the nose and cheeks of a child representing angiofibromata.

  3. Tuberous Sclerosis (Fibrous Plaque)

    Tuberous sclerosis, fibrous plaque. Raised skin-colored plaque on the forehead of a child representing a connective tissue nevus.

  4. Vitiligo on Neck

    Vitiligo. These are more illustrations of fairly extensive cases of vitiligo. The condition tends to progress and may even become universal. A variety of treatment modalities are commonly employed, with varying degrees of success. The patient and family should be made aware of the sophisticated cover-up cosmetics that are now available. The use of broad-spectrum sunscreen lotions during the summer months minimizes the con- trast between normal and involved skin. For some patients, the application of topical corticosteroids alone or with brief natural sunlight exposure early in the course of the disease may induce repigmentation. Narrowband UUB is also an effective treatment. Varying combinations of topical or oral psoralens and ultraviolet A light (PUVA) are used in the treatment of vitiligo.

  5. Serum Sickness

    Serum sickness. Urticarial, coalescing plaques on the lower legs of an adolescent with serum sickness.

  6. Warts

    After acne, warts are the most common dermatological complaint. Three out of four people will develop a wart (verruca vulgaris) at some time in their lives.

  7. Salmon Patches

    Salmon patches (also called stork bites) appear on 30%-50% of newborn babies. These marks are small blood vessels (capillaries) that are visible through the skin.

  8. Strawberry Hemangiomas

    Strawberry hemangiomas (also called strawberry mark, nevus vascularis, capillary hemangioma, hemangioma simplex) may appear anywhere on the body, but are most common on the face, scalp, back, or chest.

  9. Varicella-Zoster Virus Infection on Chest Wall

    Varicella-zoster virus infection: herpes zoster in T8 to T10 dermatomes. Typical grouped vesicles and pustules with erythema and edema of three contiguous thoracic dermatomes on the posterior chest wall.

  10. Seborrheic Keratosis

    Seborrheic keratoses are noncancerous (benign) skin growths that some people develop as they age. They often appear on the back or chest, but can occur on any part of the body.

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