Gangrenous staphylococcal infections localized on the lesions of acquired reactive perforating collagenosis

Kaori Kashino, Akemi Senoo, Osamu Yamasaki, Keiji Iwatsuki

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Abstract

We report a 78-year-old man with diabetic nephropathy, who presented with acquired reactive perforating collagenosis, followed by gangrenous infections localized on the lesions. Histopathological findings revealed a feature of transepidermal elimination of degenerated collagen bundles associated with infiltrates of neutrophils. Staphylococcus aureus was isolated from the necrotic tissue. The infection was successfully treated with systemic antibiotics and debridement. We believe that the presence of necrotic plug in the lesions and microangiopathy due to diabetes mellitus may provide a susceptible milieu for bacterial inoculation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)594-597
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Dermatology
Volume35
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acquired reactive perforating collagenosis
  • Chronic renal failure
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Diabetic nephropathy
  • Infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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