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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 76-78

Psoriasis presenting as targetoid lesions: First of its kind


1 Department of Dermatology, Kalpana Chawla Government Medical College, Karnal; Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Pt. B. D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Pt. B. D. Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India

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Dr. Pallavi Goyal
Pawan Surgical Hospital, Red Road, Kurukshetra - 136 118, Haryana
India
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DOI: 10.4103/TJD.TJD_41_20

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Psoriasis is a common chronic inflammatory and proliferative condition of the skin and its presentation as targetoid lesions has not been described. A 29-year-old male came to the outpatient department with multiple red color elevated skin lesions over the forehead and trunk for the past 10 days. Multiple targetoid lesions of size 2 cm × 2 cm to 5 cm × 4 cm having central edematous crusted zone and the peripheral zone of erythema with irregular to well-defined margins present almost all over the body. Differential diagnosis included psoriasis, erythema multiforme, pemphigus erythematosus, and reiter's disease. The biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of psoriasis. The patient was started on injection methotrexate and responded well.


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