Dermatology case

Authors

  • Sandrina Carvalho Dermatology Service, Centro Hospitalar do Porto
  • Susana Machado Dermatology Service, Centro Hospitalar do Porto
  • Marta Rios Paediatric Service, Centro Hospitalar do Porto
  • Manuela Selores Dermatology Service, Centro Hospitalar do Porto

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v23.i2.8609

Keywords:

Pediatrics, sports, talon noir

Abstract

The talon noir is a post-traumatic purpuric dermatosis of acral localization, histologically characterized by the presence of blood within the stratum corneum. It is often observed in young athletes as macules of black-brown coloration on both heels. In cases of diagnostic uncertainty, curettage and dermoscopy are useful tools. No treatment is necessary because the lesions tend to resolve spontaneously. We describe the case of a fi ve-year-old boy with an atypical talon noir.

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Published

2016-02-24

How to Cite

Carvalho, S., Machado, S., Rios, M., & Selores, M. (2016). Dermatology case. NASCER E CRESCER - BIRTH AND GROWTH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 23(2), 106–107. https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v23.i2.8609

Issue

Section

Imaging Cases

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