Sporotrichoid lymphangitis, or ascending spread of cutaneous nodular lesions in the distribution of the draining lymphatics, is a well-known clinical pattern with various pathogenic causes. Rare among these pathogens, however, are pyogenic bacteria.1 We report a case of sporotrichoid lymphangitis due to Staphylococcus aureus in a patient undergoing immunosuppressive therapy for dermatomyositis.
Jacobson-Dunlop E, Takiguchi R, Ward T, Barnes P, Becker J, White CR, White KP. Sporotrichoid Staphylococcus aureus Infection in an Immunosuppressed Patient. Arch Dermatol. 2010;146(12):1438-1439. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2010.366