Erythema gyratum Repens-like eruption in Sézary syndrome: evidence for the role of a dermatophyte

Title

Erythema gyratum Repens-like eruption in Sézary syndrome: evidence for the role of a dermatophyte

Creator

McCaughey Cort D; Amarnani Ajay; Longley B Jack; Bennett Daniel D; Wood Gary S

Publisher

Cutis

Date

2019
2019-06

Description

Erythema gyratum repens (EGR) is a rare and poorly understood dermatosis. The relationship of superficial dermatophytic infection to EGR-like eruptions in mycosis fungoides (MF) is unclear. We present a case of an EGR-like eruption in a patient with Sézary syndrome (SS). Histopathologic examination revealed both a superficial dermatophyte (Trichophyton rubrum) and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) in biopsies of the skin, regardless of whether those biopsies showed EGR-like lesions or erythroderma clinically. On 2 occasions, treatment of the superficial dermatophytic infection led to resolution of the EGR-like eruption and associated pruritus but not to resolution of the erythroderma. This case supports a role for dermatophytic superinfection in an EGR-like eruption in SS. Further investigation is necessary to fully understand the impact of dermatophytic infection in this clinical setting.

Subject

Dermatology; mycosis-fungoides; patient

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Pages

357-360

Issue

6

Volume

103

Citation

McCaughey Cort D; Amarnani Ajay; Longley B Jack; Bennett Daniel D; Wood Gary S, “Erythema gyratum Repens-like eruption in Sézary syndrome: evidence for the role of a dermatophyte,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed January 19, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/6545.

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