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Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
Volume 2016, Article ID 5192689, 3 pages
Case Report

Sudden Appearance of Indurated Erythematous Plaques on a Man’s Face

1New York Medical College, New York, NY 10029, USA
2Woodhull Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 11206, USA

Received 15 June 2016; Accepted 31 August 2016

Academic Editor: Ioannis D. Bassukas

Copyright © 2016 A. Carter et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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