John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Scrotal ulcer due to Serratia marcescens Volume 27, numéro 3, May-June 2017


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1 DISSAL Department of Dermatology,
IRCCS AOU San Martino-IST,
Largo Rosanna Benzi, 10, 16132 Genoa,
2 Department of Pathology,
ASL 3 Genovese, Corso Scassi 1 Genova Sampierdarena,
Genoa, Italy

We read with interest the review of Veraldi et al. [1] on skin ulcers due to Serratia marcescens (Sm). We report an additional case with unusual (genital) localization.A 79-year-old man presented with a one-month history of a painless scrotal ulcer. His past medical history was unremarkable. Physical examination revealed a single deep ulcerated lesion on the scrotum (1.5×1-cm large) with well-defined, erythematous, non-infiltrated borders (figure 1A). Neither regional lymphadenopathy, nor associated [...]