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December 1978

All Pustular Nodules Are Not Bacterial

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine (Dr Everett) and the Department of Surgery (Dr Terry), University of Missouri Medical Center, Columbia.

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)