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Woman Heads to Doctor with a Cough, Smooth Plaques - Let's Diagnose



A 38-year-old African American woman visited her doctor complaining of a cough, wheezing, and swollen glands. She also noticed that over the past month she had started to develop smooth plaques on her upper back.

Could it be sarcoidosis? Morphea? Cutaneous tuberculosis? Necrobiosis lipoidica?

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