These are the microscopic images from a biopsy of a 5 mm pruritic papule that was present for six months on the back of a 75-year-old man. The man is otherwise healthy. He goes hunting frequently.

 

What is the diagnosis?

Ortman SA, Huerter C, Reinig E, Albertson D, Sarma DP. (2011). Unknown: Biopsy of a persistent pruritic papule on the back of a 75-year-old man. Dermatology Online J 17(3). PubMed PMID: 21426877.

Stephanie A Ortman1, Christopher Huerter1, Erica Reinig2, Daniel Albertson2, Deba P Sarma2
1. Department of Dermatology
2. Department of Pathology
Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska. debasarma@creighton.edu


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These are the microscopic images from a biopsy of a 5 mm pruritic papule that was present for six months on the back of a 75-year-old man. The man is otherwise healthy. He goes hunting frequently.

What is the diagnosis?

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