Images in dermatology| Volume 118, ISSUE 5, P475-476, May 2005

Download started.


Rapid resolution of a common problem

      A 54-year-old white man presented with a facial eruption that had developed during the preceding week. His primary complaints were worsening erythema and mild pruritus. On examination, the patient’s face was marked by symmetric areas of blotchy to confluent macular erythema around his mustache, in the nasolabial folds and nasofacial sulci, and on his eyebrows (Figure 1). Yellow-tan, coarse scale was evident on his ears. The patient had not attempted to self-treat with over-the-counter preparations.
      Figure thumbnail gr1
      Figure 1The patient notes that the erythema began the week before and has been worsening.
      To read this article in full you will need to make a payment

      Purchase one-time access:

      Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
      One-time access price info
      • For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
      • For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'


      Subscribe to The American Journal of Medicine
      Already a print subscriber? Claim online access
      Already an online subscriber? Sign in
      Institutional Access: Sign in to ScienceDirect


        • Fritsch P.O.
        • Reider N.
        Bolognia J.L. Jorizzo J.L. Rapini R.P. Dermatology. Mosby, New York2003: 215-218 (ch 14)
        • Plewig G.
        • Jansen T.
        Freedberg I.M. Eisen A.Z. Wolff K. Austen K.F. Goldsmith L.A. Katz S.I. Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine. 6th edn. McGraw-Hill, New York2003: 1198-1204 (ch 124)