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Multiple Purpuric Plaques on the Left Leg in a 12-year-old Boy
Yi-Hui Liu , Ji-Chen Ho
Dermatol Sinica 22 : 260-261, 2004

CASE REPORT
A 12-year-old boy visited our clinic due to multiple persistent erythematous plaques on the left leg. History of trauma, operation or drug intake before the appearance of the skin lesions was absent.
Physical examination revealed dusky red plaques with central purpuric change and peripheral brownish hue (Fig. 1). Older lesions turned to yellow-brownish and persisted unchanged. There was mild tenderness, but no itching. The lesions seemed to follow the course of the greater saphenous vein and its main branches (Fig. 2). Skin biopsy was done and showed as Fig. 3 and 4.

   
   
 
 
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