Neck skin sporotrichosis after electrolysis

Donald M. Ditmars, Pirko Maguina

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Abstract

A 20-year-old healthy woman developed an infection leading to a progressively enlarging, nonhealing ulcer after having electrolysis for hair removal on her neck skin. The lesion was initially treated with Duricef with no response. Three months after onset of illness, therapy with oral potassium iodide was initiated, obmining a dramatic improvement in 2 weeks and complete cure within 4 weeks. Sporotrichosis is an easy diagnosis to overlook and is nonresponsive to antibotics. The simplest treatment is the best.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)504-506
Number of pages3
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume101
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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