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Terra firma-forme dermatosis: a benign cutaneous entity with no systemic manifestations
  1. Burak Tekin1,
  2. Hulya Guc Ozmen2,
  3. Tugba Kevser Uzuncakmak1
  1. 1Department of Dermatology, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Goztepe Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  2. 2Department of Family Medicine, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Goztepe Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hulya Guc Ozmen, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Goztepe Research and Training Hospital, Dr.Erkin Street, 34722, Kadikoy, Istanbul, Turkey; guchulya{at}gmail.com

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A 15-year-old girl was evaluated for a 4-month history of brownish discolouration on her abdomen. Her medical and family history was unremarkable. Dermatological examination revealed somewhat reticular palpable plaques with a velvety texture, especially prominent on the anterolateral aspects of the abdomen (figure 1A). A diagnosis of terra firma-forme dermatosis (TFFD) was suspected based on the patient's general well-being and cleanliness combined with the …

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