Courtesy Michael O. Murphy, MD
Blastomycosis-like pyoderma is a term describing a bacterial infection that has taken on a verrucous morphology, mimicking blastomycosis.
- Staphylococcus and Streptococcus are the most common pathogens but Pseudomonas has been reported.
- Alcoholism, diabetes, and trauma have been reported as predisposing factors.
A verrucous, hyperkeratotic plaque or plaques may develop from a chronic cutaneous bacterial infection.
Culture followed by the appropriate oral antibiotic should be curative.
Blastomycosis-like pyoderma in association with recurrent vesicular hand eczema: Good response to acitretin. Derm Journal Online 17(3)
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