Pub forms pyoderma

Last Updated: 2019-08-27

Author(s): Anzengruber F., Navarini A.

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Covisa und Berjarano 1927.

Pyodermia chancriformis.

The main pathogens are staphylococci. Possibly associated with immunoglobulin or zinc deficiency. 

  • Sharply defined, partly necrotic ulcer, often with undermined margins. Local-regional, painful lymphadenitis.  

  • Clinic.
  • Laboratory (Blood count, zinc level, protein electrophoresis, TPHA), bacterial smear.
  • Nasal or throat swab, if necessary.

  • Beard, especially the lower lip area, cheeks, eyes, eyelashes, buttocks or genital. 

Nonspecific, ulcer with granulocytes and epidermal hyperplasia at the edge. 

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