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A Case of Generalized Dermatitis Neglecta Mimicking Psoriasis Vulgaris

Jin Mo Park, MD, MPH; Mi Ryung Rho, MD; Ji Eun Kwon, MD; Kyu Yeop Lee, MD; Tae Young Yoon, MD, PhD; Min-Geol Lee, MD, PhD; Hee Jung Kim, MD
Arch Dermatol. 2010;146(9):1050-1051. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2010.228.
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Figure 1.

Dermatitis neglecta before (A) and after (B) short-term application of topical keratolytics. A, Multiple erythematous, scaly plaques of various sizes on the trunk. B, The skin lesions dramatically cleared after 2 weeks of treatment.

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Figure 2.

Compact hyperkeratosis with focal orthokeratosis and a decreased granular cell layer. No significant cellular infiltration was found in the dermis (hematoxylin-eosin, original magnification ×100).

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