Lunardi Bintanjoyo, MD, Johannes F. Dayrit, MD, FPDS, Alexander R. Castillo, MD, FPDS
Lentigo maligna (LM) is a form of melanoma in situ (MIS) occurring as a melanocytic lesion mostly on the head and neck of the elderly. It mainly affects Caucasians and is associated with light skin color. The occurrence of LM in Asians is rare. This report highlights the occurrence of lentigo maligna in an elderly Filipino male with Fitzpatrick skin phototype IV.
Johannes F. Dayrit, MD, FPDS; Lunardi Bintanjoyo, MD; Jerome P. Acosta, MD, DPDS; and Charles A. C. Villamin, MD, FPOA
Glomus tumor is a benign tumor arising from the glomus body, a temperature-controlling arteriovenous anastomosis. It appears as solitary or multiple painful reddish-blue papule(s). Pain is paroxysmal, spontaneous or may be triggered by pressure and alteration in temperature. Glomus tumor is usually located on the distal extremities, most commonly beneath the nail. Extradigital lesion is less common and may be misdiagnosed. Two cases of Glomus tumor occuring in digital and extradigital location will be discussed.
Krizia Camille O. Ty, MD and Natividad Sandra D. Chua, MD, FPDS
Dermatomyositis (DM) is a multisystem inflammatory disorder, primarily affecting skin and muscle. While it has been associated with various forms of malignancies, its association with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is rare, with an incidence of less than 1/1000.
Kristy Elleza R. Evangelista, MD, and Johannes F. Dayrit, MD, FPDS
Tuberculosis verrucosa cutis (TVC) is a cutaneous form of paucibacillary tuberculosis in individuals with moderate to high degree of immunity to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. This report highlights that TVC may present with atypical morphology and mimic other etiologies of diffuse plantar keratoderma.