DOI: 10.1177/2050313x231195487 ISSN:

A report of disseminated actinic granuloma: An unusually extensive presentation

Carolyn Ahlers, Eva Rawlings Parker
  • General Medicine

In this report, a case of disseminated actinic granuloma in a 50-year-old female with type 2 diabetes mellitus is described. This case is unique due to the unusually extensive cutaneous involvement of the face, neck, trunk, and extremities at initial presentation. The lesions were in a striking photo-distribution, highlighting ultraviolet light as an important environmental trigger for this process. Interestingly, the patient refused the recommended systemic therapy with hydroxychloroquine, despite her significant burden of skin disease. This refusal stems from an unexpected reluctance on the part of the patient to take this medication due to the publicity and media coverage of side effects associated with inappropriate prescribing of this drug during the COVID-19 pandemic, presenting a new and surprising treatment barrier that clinicians may need to overcome.

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