Is there a dermatologist in the house ?

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Is there a dermatologist in the house ?
« on: 24/12/2011 01:14:45 »
Trying to determine if this photo is of "freckles" ..

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Re: my comment I'm attempting to post here … http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/articles/article/a-plague-of-spots/

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I wasn’t expecting Professor Gamel to illustrate this article with a photo of his ‘nads.

However I’m not sure the picture which has been used (above) is of freckles,

[the image is on wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Taches_de_rousseur.jpg ]

Linear and looping hypo-pigmented lines are visible, (no they don’t spell “Allah O Akbar” :¬),  the pattern is consistent with superficial neurology, see here for a contrast enhanced version … http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=42568.msg376202#msg376202

If it's a pattern of de-pigmentation it's not freckles.
« Last Edit: 24/12/2011 01:51:30 by RD »

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Re: Is there a dermatologist in the house ?
« Reply #1 on: 24/12/2011 08:11:58 »
The pattern of pale lines on the arm above looks similar to those on this vasculitic leg ...

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http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/imagepages/2544.htm

So maybe the arm has a this pattern of hypo-pigmentation due to previous vasculitis (or pseudo-vasculitis).
« Last Edit: 24/12/2011 08:22:24 by RD »