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February 1983

Cactus Bristle Implantation: Report of an Unusual Case Initially Seen With Rows of Yellow Hairs

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco, and the Veterans Administration Hospital, San Francisco.

Arch Dermatol. 1983;119(2):152-154. doi:10.1001/archderm.1983.01650260060019

• A 45-year-old man was seen in a hospital emergency room with regularly arranged rows of yellow hairs on his arm. A detailed investigation disclosed the occurrence of cactus bristle implantation from a house cactus. This implantation resulted in a severe acute dermatitis that evolved during a four-week period into a chronic granulomatous foreign-body reaction.

(Arch Dermatol 1983;119:152-154)