Six years after a back operation, a woman's long-term skin lesions and low-back pain were relieved when an abscess in the lumbar region was discovered and treated. Cutaneous erythema perstans was a cardinal manifestation in this case of spinal suppuration. In the presence of such cutaneous lesions the clinician is obligated to search for possible occult infection or malignancy.
Kao CC, MacCarty CS, Coventry MB, Sams WM. Spinal Abscess: Cutaneous Erythema Perstans as an Alerting Sign. JAMA. 1971;215(1):113–115. doi:10.1001/jama.1971.03180140077016
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