Erythematous plaques on the face: leonine facies

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Atasoy M., Timur H., Gursan N., Erdem C., Erdem T., Ozdemir S.

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL DERMATOLOGY, vol.34, no.5, pp.639-640, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


A 20-year-old woman presented with erythema and

swelling on her face, which had progressively increased

during the previous 4 months. There were erythematous,

infiltrated, tiny scaled plaques on the forehead,

nasal area, cheeks, chin and perioral area, which gave

the patient a leonine appearance (Fig. 1).

There was no lymphadenopathy or hepatomegaly.

Results of radiography of the chest and hands,

electrocardiography, echocardiography, ocular examination,

complete blood cell count, biochemical tests,

syphilis serology tests and tuberculin skin test were

negative or within normal limits. Tests for serum angiotensin-converting enzyme cannot be carried out

in our hospital.