Young Man With "Insect Bites" on His Back

Dec 28, 2012

A 26-year-old man had asymptomatic, erythematous, non-scaling plaques on the neck and upper back. He thought they were most likely insect bites.

A 26-year-old African American man was found to have asymptomatic, erythematous, non-scaling plaques on the neck and upper back. He thought that the lesions were most likely insect bites.

Samples were taken for biopsy. A chest radiograph showed bilateral hilar adenopathy, but no parenchymal disease. Pulmonary function test results were normal, as was serum calcium level.

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