Medical Must-See: Diagnosed with 'eczema', something kept bugging the patient

The man's symptoms waxed and waned for five months, but dermatologists eventually twigged

A patient's 'eczema' diagnosis seemed a little fuzzy when his symptoms failed to improve with the usual treatment.

Affected area on patient's wrist

The man, in his 50s, was prescribed topical steroid cream and oral antihistamines to no avail, with his erythematous left wrist with sharp pain persisting for five months.

But then dermatologists, like a moth to a flame, discovered why.

On physical examination, they noted scattered erythematous papules and nodules on the left wrist and performed a biopsy.