Do you recognize these ring-shaped lesions?

Last Updated on February 27, 2019 by

A 69-year-old woman with a history of hypertension and irritable bowel syndrome presents with multiple ring-shaped lesions on both hands. The lesions are non-pruritic and developed over the past four days. When she visits for follow-up two weeks later, the lesions remain present. What is the most likely diagnosis?
A. Erythema multiforme
B. Erythema toxicum
C. Tinea corporis
D. Granuloma annulare

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2 thoughts on “Do you recognize these ring-shaped lesions?”

  1. D. Granuloma annulare

    Can’t be “A” because it is not red in the center and patient does not present with pain or itch. Can’t be “B” which pertains to newborns at birth. Can’t be “C” because that is fungal and there is no scaliness.

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