An 84-year-old man was admitted to the hospital with a diabetic foot ulcer and osteomyelitis of the calcaneum. While being treated with cefoxitin sodium, he experienced generalized exfoliative dermatitis, which subsided on discontinuation of therapy. To our knowledge, this is the first report of exfoliative dermatitis with a cephalosporin or related drug.
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