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Clinical Problem Solving: Pathology
October 20, 2008

Pathology Quiz Case 1

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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008;134(10):1116. doi:10.1001/archotol.134.10.1116

A 23-year-old white woman presented with a 2-month history of a pyoderma gangrenosum–like ulcer in the right postauricular region. The cutaneous lesion had initially started as a pustule that was associated with local pain, subfebrile temperature, night sweats, and spontaneous perforation with a whitish discharge 2 weeks after the disease onset. Necrectomy was performed, and antibiotics (clindamycin, amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium [co-amoxiclav], and azithromycin) were administered intravenously in an outpatient clinic, without success.

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