Diagnosis and treatment of a case of cutaneous cytomegalovirus infection with a dramatic clinical presentation

A. S. Colsky, S. M. Jegasothy, C. Leonardi, R. S. Kirsner, F. A. Kerdel

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Abstract

A patient receiving long-term immunosuppressive treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus developed multiple large painful ulcers on her upper body. Histologic analysis showed cytopathic changes typical of cytomegalovirus infection that was confirmed by immunoperoxidase staining and polymerase chain reaction analyses. Treatment with ganciclovir and foscarnet resulted in clinical resolution. No recurrence was evident 6 months later.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-351
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume38
Issue number2 II
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

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  • Dermatology

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