European Journal of Dermatology


Primary cutaneous nocardiosis in an immune-competent patient Volume 11, numéro 6, November - December 2001

Department of Dermatology, University of Basel, Petersgraben 4, 4031 Basel, Switzerland.
  • Page(s) : 569-71
  • Année de parution : 2001

A carbuncle is a purulent bacterial inflammation originating from a hair follicle. Often an accompanying lymphadenitis and, in an advanced stage, systemic fever can be found. In the natural course of the lesion the draining of pus or, rarely, resorption can be observed. Septic thromboses of the sinus cavities are a known complication of carbuncles in the facial area. The therapy for a carbuncle is incision and drainage, and local antiseptic [...]