John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Necrotizing fasciitis following minor skin surgery in a patient receiving treatment with infliximab and prednisolone Volume 28, numéro 1, January-February 2018


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Department of Dermatology, National Hospital Organization Okayama Medical Center, 1711-1 Tamasu, Kita-ku, Okayama, Japan

A 76-year-old woman presented with multiple mobile subcutaneous nodules on both her lower legs. She had a seven-year history of ulcerative colitis (UC), for which she was being treated with oral prednisolone (5 mg/day) and infliximab (200 mg) every eight weeks. After sufficient disinfection with 0.1% chlorhexidine gluconate solution, she underwent a routine excision of a subcutaneous nodule from her left lower leg for histological examination. The nodule was histopathologically diagnosed as a mobile [...]