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What's Your Diagnosis?

McKeehen, Barbara

Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association: May/June 2010 - Volume 2 - Issue 3 - pp 131-134
doi: 10.1097/JDN.0b013e3181e33d21
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A 33-year-old Caucasian woman was referred to the dermatology clinic for abscesses of the dorsal nose and left medial upper arm, which developed about 1 month prior. Earlier in the month, she presented to an emergency room, where she had incision and drainage of 7.3 ml of pus from nasal abscess and was discharged with sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim. Pain worsened, and she was admitted for intravenous antibiotics. Treatment was unsuccessful.

Barbara McKeehen, MSN, ARNP, DNC, Dermatology Section, Bay Pines VA Health Care System, Bay Pines, Florida.

Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Barbara McKeehen, MSN, ARNP, DNC, Dermatology Section, Bay Pines VA Health Care System, Bay Pines, FL 33774. E-mail: Barbara.sinni@va.gov

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