The patient, a 6-year-old boy, presented to a pediatric urgent care center for a well-child visit. In the exam room, the father pointed out a red lesion on the helical rim of the patient’s ear. The papule was smooth and well-defined and didn’t seem to bother the boy. The father reports that he and the boy’s mother have grown concerned as they’ve noticed it develop over several months.
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