Dermacase - Canadian Family Physician

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... mellitus but is otherwise healthy. The most likely diagnosis is. 1. Granuloma annulare. 2. Necrobiosis lipoidica. 3. Necrobiotic xanthogranuloma. 4. Sarcoidosis.

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Can you identify this condition? Rob Lacroix  Mike Kalisiak

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Jaggi Rao

MD FRCPC

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young female patient presents with a chronic large, waxy, yellowish-red lesion on her lower extremity, characterized by telangiectases, central atrophy, and several ulcerations. It has persisted for several years and various creams have been only minimally successful. She has a history of type 1 diabetes mellitus but is otherwise healthy.

The most likely diagnosis is 1. Granuloma annulare 2. Necrobiosis lipoidica 3. Necrobiotic xanthogranuloma 4. Sarcoidosis 5. Erythema nodosum

Answer on page 867 Vol 54:  june • juin 2008  Canadian Family Physician • Le Médecin de famille canadien 

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