Wolf's isotopic response: Trichophyton rubrum folliculitis appearing on a herpes zoster scar

Tuzun Y., Iscimen A., Goksugur N., Demirkesen C., Tuzun B.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, vol.39, no.10, pp.766-768, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier


A 37-year-old man was first seen in November 1998 with a unilateral painful eruption of grouped small vesicles at the right side of his thorax. His general health was good. He was diagnosed as having herpes tester, which was successfully, treated with oral acyclovir 800 mg, five times a day. Five months later, and after complete resolution of the herpes tester, he developed a pustular eruption on exactly the same area of his first herpetic lesion. There was a diffuse distribution of pustules on the dorsal part of the dermatome, and a grouped pattern on the ventral side (Fig. 1). A punch biopsy was performed for differential diagnosis of recurrent herpes tester and folliculitis. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonies were isolated from the bacterial culture of the pustular content. Cefadroxil monohydrate 500 mg twice a day and the application of fucidic acid ointment were prescribed. There was no improvement at the end of the second week of therapy.