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What’s Your Diagnosis?: Familial Dyspigmentation on the Dorsal Hands and Feet

AlJasser, Mohammed I.; MacDonald, Nina; Lui, Harvey

Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association: November/December 2013 - Volume 5 - Issue 6 - p 339–343
doi: 10.1097/JDN.0000000000000005
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ABSTRACT Patients often present with clinical skin features that may resemble a variety of similar but distinct conditions. A 41-year-old Asian woman was referred to the dermatology clinic for evaluation of dyspigmentation on the hands and feet that was first noted at the age of 6 years. Physical examination revealed a combination of hyper- and hypopigmented macules involving the dorsal aspects of her distal extremities.

Mohammed I. AlJasser, MD, FRCPC, Department of Dermatology and Skin Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Nina MacDonald, RN, BScN, DNC, The Skin Care Centre, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Harvey Lui, MD, FRCPC, Department of Dermatology and Skin Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Mohammed I. AlJasser, MD, FRCPC, Department of Dermatology and Skin Science, University of British Columbia, 835 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Z 4E8, Canada. E-mail: mj_derma@hotmail.com

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