Nasal Vestibular Furunculosis Presenting as the Rudolph SignSakat, Muhammed Sedat MD*; Kilic, Korhan MD†; Ucuncu, Harun MD*Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: September 2015 - Volume 26 - Issue 6 - p e545–e546 doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000002038 Brief Clinical Studies Buy Abstract Author InformationAuthors Article MetricsMetrics Nasal furunculosis is a deep infection of hair follicle within the nasal vestibule. In this report, the authors presented a 49-year-old woman with 4-day history of focal red area and tender swelling on the tip of her nose. On physical examination, together with a swelling at nasal vestibulum, erythema, and edema on the skin of nasal tip were observed, which is called the Rudolph Sign. The patient was treated with intranasal topical mupirocin and oral sodium fusidate. Because nasal furunculosis may lead to serious complications such as ophthalmic vein thrombosis and cavernous sinus thrombosis, early diagnosis and effective treatment is essential. *Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Ataturk University †Palandoken State Hospital, Otorhinolaryngology Clinics, Erzurum, Turkey. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Harun Ucuncu, MD, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Atatürk University, Erzurum 25240, Turkey; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Received 10 March, 2015 Accepted 28 June, 2015 The authors report no conflicts of interest. © 2015 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.