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Spring 1998, Vol. 6 No. 1

H.K. Dermatol. Venereol. Bull. (1998) 6, 33-34


Dermato-venereological Quiz

Dermato-venereological Quiz

W. M. Cheung

Abstract
This young aquarium keeper presented with 3 months history of a slowly enlarging, relatively asymptomatic lesion over the dorsum of his right hand. There was no similar lesion noted elsewhere. No associated lymphadenopathy was noted. He had no recent travel, and could not recall any obvious preceding injury. This middle-age gentleman presented with more than 10 years history of this unremitting, extensive, symmetrical skin eruption involving his central chest, back, flexural area, hair margin and hands. His nails broke easily. He was socially withdrawn because of his appearance and also the odd body odour. The condition is worse in summer time. His only younger brother also has a similar condition but to a lesser extent.