We discuss a woman with a history of non-melanoma skin cancer who presented with a new erythematous macule on her right temple. On examination with Wood lamp the well-demarcated macule fluoresced pink making neoplasm unlikely. Further history and physical examination suggested an inadvertent ink stain and the patient was spared a biopsy highlighting the importance of eliciting a good history and performing a detailed physical examination with additional tools such as a Wood lamp when necessary.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Dermatology online journal|
|State||Published - Dec 2019|
- Actinic keratosis
- Basal cell carcinoma
- Wood lamp
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