A tender, crusting eruption first arose on a 69-year-old man’s ear 10 days earlier; an antibiotic failed to clear the lesion.
A tender, crusting eruption first arose on a 69-year-old man’s ear 10 days earlier; an antibiotic failed to clear the lesion. The patient is otherwise healthy, with no predisposing diseases or history of trauma.
Case 2: Candidiasis
A fungal culture that grew Candida albicans confirmed candidiasis, C. Consider candidiasis in patients who do not respond to antibiotic therapy for suspected impetigo; a candidal infection can mimic the bacterial disease. This patient’s lesion resolved after short-term oral antifungal therapy. In contrast to the rapid eruption of this patient’s lesion, actinic keratosis, squamous cell carcinoma, and seborrheic keratosis grow slowly.