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May 1993

Superficial Erosions With Some Oozing and Marked Crusting

Author Affiliations

Naval Hospital, San Diego, Calif

Arch Dermatol. 1993;129(5):633-634. doi:10.1001/archderm.1993.01680260103016
Abstract

REPORT OF A CASE  A 19-year-old white man was in good health until he moved to California from Oklahoma to attend a US Navy boot camp. Shortly after his arrival, he noted the onset of erosions with oozing and crusting that were located on his face, which spread to his scalp, chest, and back. At that time, he was diagnosed as having impetigo and received erythromycin (500 mg twice daily) and mupirocin ointment (twice daily). After 2 weeks of therapy, there was no improvement, and therapy was changed to ciprofloxacin hydrochloride (500 mg orally twice daily). One week later, his lesions became markedly worse after a sunburn, and he was then referred to the dermatology service.His medical history and review of systems were noncontributory, and his physical findings were normal except for his skin. Examination revealed primary lesions consisting of superficial erosions with some oozing and marked crusting (Fig

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