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Teen, Treated for Acne, Notices Brown Spots on Chin - Let's Diagnose

02_18_flat_warts.jpgA 16-year-old boy being treated by his pediatrician for acne developed a new type of lesion on his chin. These bumps were browner and smoother than acne lesions, and they were round and slightly elevated. The patient didn’t have a fever, and the new lesions didn’t itch or cause pain.

Could it be molluscum contagiosum? Lichen planus? Physical urticaria? Flat warts?

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