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Erythromelanosis follicularis faciei et colli
  1. Sidharth Sonthalia1,
  2. Vineet Relhan2,
  3. Vijay Kumar Garg2
  1. 1Skinnocence: The Skin Clinic & Research Centre, Gurgaon, India
  2. 2Department of Dermatology & STD, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sidharth Sonthalia, Skinnocence: The Skin Clinic, C-2246, “Suhridaya”, Sushant Lok-1, Block-C, Gurgaon 122009, India; sidharth.sonthalia{at}

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A 10-year-old boy presented with 3-year history of erythema and brown-coloured pigmentation over bilateral preauricular and malar areas, studded with tiny whitish papules giving a rough texture (figure 1). Follicular keratotic papules with perifollicular erythema of keratosis pilaris (KP) were also present on the arms. KP lesions were observed over the arms of his brother and parents. A facial lesion biopsy revealed hyperkeratosis, follicular plugs, increased basal pigmentation and …

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  • Contributors SS: planning and authoring the manuscript; VR: review of literature and additional assistance in manuscript editing; VKG: critical analysis and final editing.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.