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Relapsing bullous staphyloderma.

Brasch J, Mrowietz U, Schubert C, Christophers E
DOI: 10.2340/00015555725860


Relapsing eruptions of bullae rapidly turning into pustules were seen in a 69-year-old woman of good general health. At different times during several months of observation, strains of S. aureus were grown from various lesions, including one (phage group III) producing enterotoxin C. Systemic involvement except for high BSR was absent and repeated blood cultures were negative. Histopathological findings resembled impetigo. Antibiotic treatment was effective. As this disease does not fit into any of the well-known pustular infectious dermatoses, we suggest calling it relapsing bullous staphyloderma.


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