By Gary M. White, MD


Acne Vulgaris
Acne Vulgaris of the Chest

Pityrosporum Folliculitis
Pityrosporum Folliculitis


Eruptive Vellus Hair Cysts
Eruptive Vellus Hair Cysts


Acne Fulminans
Acne Fulminans

Dermal Nodules

Acne/Acne Scars
Acne of the Chest



Midline Hypopigmentation

Mondor's Disease. The sudden appearance of a red, tender cord running along the lateral chest or breast in a woman is classic for Mondor's disease.

Hair Attachments

Pediculosis Pubis. Intense itching of the chest and groin may be a sign of pediculosis. Hairy males may find the louse attached not only to the pubic hair, but also to the hairs on the abdomen, chest, axilla, thighs, beard, and eyelashes.
Widespread Pediculosis Pubis


Photodistributed Rash. Here from dermatomyositis.


Red, Scaly

Seborrheic Dermatitis
Seborrheic Dermatitis of the Chest

Reticulated Erythema

Reticular Erythematous Mucinosis
Reticular Erythematous Mucinosis

Reticulated Pigmentation

Confluent and Reticulated Papillomatosis
Confluent and Reticulated Papillomatosis


Costal Fringe. 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.
Costal Fringe

Superior Vena Cava Syndrome. For a color picture, see JAMA Derm 2015;151;562

Reticulated Red Plaques

Reticular Erythema Associated with Pacemakers


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