Alopecia – Friday Pop Quiz 4/23


A 38-year-old African American female presents with grouped follicular papules, acneiform lesions, indurated plaques and tumors which are most pronounced in the head and neck area (see image). The skin lesions are associated with alopecia and mucinorrhea. She has infiltrated plaques in both eyebrows and complains of severe pruritus. She has experienced frequent secondary bacterial infections with Staphylococcus aureus. Which of the following is the most common phenotype of this patient’s condition?

A. CD3+, CD4+, CD8-

B. CD3+, CD4-, CD8-

C. CD3-, CD4+, CD8+

D. CD3-, CD4-, CD8+

E. CD3+, CD4-, CD8+

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