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December 1978

All Pustular Nodules Are Not Bacterial

Arch Surg. 1978;113(12):1477. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1978.01370240099019

• A case of lymphocutaneous sporotrichosis was thought to represent bacterial pyoderma. Lack of recognition led to excessive costs and a delay in the institution of specific therapy. The differential and an approach to diagnosis of pus-containing nodules are discussed.

(Arch Surg 113:1477, 1978)