A CASE OF HYDROA VACCINIFORME WITH UNUSUAL EAR MUTILATION

Citation
Ws. Kim et al., A CASE OF HYDROA VACCINIFORME WITH UNUSUAL EAR MUTILATION, Clinical and experimental dermatology, 23(2), 1998, pp. 70-72
Citations number
15
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Dermatology & Venereal Diseases
ISSN journal
0307-6938
Volume
23
Issue
2
Year of publication
1998
Pages
70 - 72
Database
ISI
SICI code
0307-6938(1998)23:2<70:ACOHVW>2.0.ZU;2-U
Abstract
A 22-year-old man visited our department with a 18-year-history of rec urrent vesicular eruption on his skin when exposed to the sun. History revealed that the skin lesions developed as vesicles at first, then o ver the next several days, they formed crusts and healed with scarring . We were able to induce skin lesions by a repetitive UV-A provocation test. By the clinical and histologic features of the induced lesions, the case was diagnosed as hydroa vacciniforme (HV). However, no vesic ular lesions were found on physical examination. Instead, in addition to varioliform scarring, we found various unusual clinical manifestati ons: burn-like lesions and crusts, flexion contracture of the digitum, and ear lobe mutilation. The ear lobe mutilation, which had not been reported previously in HV, was especially interesting.