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Dermatology clinic

Recurrent, painful nodules on a girl’s legs

ASHOD KHERLOPIAN, Gayle Fischer
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Abstract

Test your diagnostic skills in our regular dermatology quiz. What are these painful lesions and how should this patient be managed?

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Case presentation

A 10-year-old girl presents with a 12-week history of recurrent, painful, red nodules on her lower legs (Figures 1a and b). Each lesion lasts three to four weeks, resolving with bruising. She has been previously well, with no significant medical or family history.

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