By Gary M. White, MD
Lipodystrophia Centrifugalis Abdominalis Infantilis
Hirsutism may be broadly defined as excessive terminal hair, in a woman, in the androgen-sensitive areas, e.g., upper lip, cheeks, chin, breasts and lower abdomen.
Linea nigra is a pigmented stripe that runs vertically along the midline of a pregnant woman's abdomen.
Peristomal Skin Changes. Here, pyoderma gangrenosum.
Accessory Nipple. Congenital brown papule or papules along the milk line.
Seborrheic Keratosis. "Barnacles on the ship of life."
Grover's Disease. Crusted red papulovesicles. A combination of eczema and a heat rash. Does the patient sweat a lot?
Linea Nigra (see above).
Hot Tub Folliculitis. Multiple inflammatory papules and pustules on the trunk of a patient who has recently been in a hot tub.
An arcade of telangiectasias on the trunk often near the costal margin but also elsewhere on the trunk is characteristic of this benign skin change of the elderly.
Capillary Hemangiomas. Most adults over 30 have one or more red vascular "blood blisters" on the trunk.