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September 1991

Recurrent Dermatitis Overlying a Prosthetic Hip

Author Affiliations

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, NH

Arch Dermatol. 1991;127(9):1399-1400. doi:10.1001/archderm.1991.01680080135019

REPORT OF A CASE  A 59-year-old man with a prosthetic right hip was hospitalized for evaluation and treatment of a recurrent rash over his right buttock and thigh. Within the preceding 4 months, the patient had had two previous episodes of a similar eruption in the same location. One episode resolved spontaneously in several days, while the second episode prompted hospitalization and resolved with intravenous nafcillin over the course of 2 weeks. Cultures of specimens from blood and the right hip as well as a skin aspirate were negative. His white blood cell (WBC) and differential cell counts were normal. One year previously, a proximal femur fracture had necessitated placement of a Zimmer modular hip prosthesis. The day before admission, the third episode began suddenly, without accompanying fever, chills, malaise, or pain in the hip. There was no history of allergies, insect bites, trauma, or contactants to the involved

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