Erosive pustular dermatosis of the leg mimicking lower limb cellulitis.

Abstract:

:Erosive pustular dermatosis (EPD) of the leg is an unusual form of amicrobial pustulosis, which typically affects elderly patients with chronic venous insufficiency. We report a patient who presented with painful erythema, crusted erosions and pustules on her right lower leg. Histology showed a dermal infiltration made up predominantly of neutrophils. Bacteria were isolated from the lesions. The condition was initially diagnosed as cellulitis, but antibiotic treatment was unsuccessful. After the correct diagnosis was made, complete resolution was obtained with betamethasone 0.05%.

journal_name

Clin Exp Dermatol

authors

Zhou Z,Zhang ZK,Liu TH

doi

10.1111/ced.12512

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2015-12-01 00:00:00

pages

865-7

issue

8

eissn

0307-6938

issn

1365-2230

journal_volume

40

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