Asymptomatic Macules and An Ulcerated Shoulder in an Elderly Woman

Antonio Giovanni Richetta, MD, PhD; Simona Giancristoforo, MD; Carlo Mattozzi, MD; Sara D'Epiro, MD; Stefano Calvieri, MD


December 09, 2016

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Figure 1.

An 84-year-old woman is admitted to the hospital with a 6-month history of asymptomatic, yet rapidly increasing hyperkeratotic patches on her legs. Two months after developing these macules, a red nodule developed on her right shoulder with central ulceration (Figure 1). Her medical history is significant for hypertension, polycythemia vera treated with idrossicarbamide, and gastritis.


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