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Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2004 April;139(2):145-7

Copyright © 2004 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Recurrent chancriform pyoderma

Wozniacka A. 1, Sysa-Jedrzejowska A. 1, Schwartz R. A. 2

1 Department of Dermatology Medical University of Lódz, Lódz, Poland 2 UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA


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Chancriform pyoderma is a rare, rapidly enlarging papule or pustule that progresses to a painless ulcer. It may become chronic, lasting for several months while relapsing a few times. Its etiology remains unclear. The case of a 42-year-old woman with recurrent chancriform pyoderma is described and this challenging disorder discussed.

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