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Hypopigmented and scaly lesions on a boy’s cheek

Andrew Lee, Gayle Fischer



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Case presentation

A 6-year-old boy presents with hypopigmented and slightly scaly lesions on his cheeks that were first noticed two months earlier (Figure). They are not causing symptoms.