E. A. Goerttler

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The clinical and histopathological classification of erythema exudativum multiforme major (EEMM), Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are difficult, due to the lack of clear-cut criteria. Based on a new clinical classification, 149 of 219 (68%) histopathological specimens, from a total of 534 patients with EEMM, SJS and TEN,(More)
BACKGROUND The cutaneous manifestations of Borrelia burgdorferi infection include an early phase of erythema chronicum migrans and a late stage of acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans lesions. OBJECTIVE We describe 11 patients with peculiar cutaneous manifestations and distinctive histopathologic findings as the result of B burgdorferi infection. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND In the past few years, low doses of methotrexate have been used for treatment of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and other collagen vascular diseases, mainly as an immunosuppressive and corticosteroid-sparing drug. Several cutaneous adverse reactions have been described in association with methotrexate therapy. OBJECTIVE We describe the(More)
Human infections with Serratia liquefaciens are rare. We therefore present a patient with fistulous pyoderma due to this pathogen. The success of the therapy of Serratia infections depends on determination of the resistance and sensitivity to antibiotics. Following the tentative diagnosis of dermal tuberculosis, histological, microbiological and X-ray(More)
A drug eruption with subcorneal pustulation is presented, occurring in a patient during treatment with eprazinone . The biopsy of the initial lesions showed changes as in pustulosis subcornealis . The aetiopathogenetic relationship between administration of eprazinone and the pustular eruption was confirmed by patch test.
A 37-year-old female patient with cutaneous leishmaniasis of the helix of the left ear is reported. The diagnosis was based on her past history, clinical appearance and histological examination (detection of Leishman-Donovan bodies). Initial cryotherapy failed to cure the lesions completely. Treatment with intramuscular injections of meglumine antimonate(More)