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Revista argentina de dermatología

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DORTA, LJ et al. Nicolau syndrome: About a case. Rev. argent. dermatol. [online]. 2017, vol.98, n.4, pp.1-10. ISSN 1851-300X.

A 51-year-old female patient with a history of type II diabetes mellitus and recurrent urinary tract infections from the Mario Briceño Iragorry community, attended the outpatient clinic "Los Grillitos" of the health corporation of Aragua Venezuela, with an ulcerated lesion at the left hemi-hip level, following the intramuscular placement of diclofenac sodium on 03/28/17, which was indicated by facultative to treat pain due to high urinary tract infection, afterwards approximately 24 hours presents at the injection site a violet coloration, induration and a lot of pain, which is why she returned to facultative, she performed a soft-tissue echosonogram in the left gluteal region reporting a heterogeneous image to hypoechoic predominance with internal echoes of medium intensity that generates posterior reinforcement which measures 49x39 mm with approximately 30 cc of liquid that could correspond to an inflammatory and infectious process (abscess), post-evaluation is indicated antibiotic therapy based on oxacillin 1 g every 8 hours intravenous route for seven days plus 100 mg every 12 hours oral route of nitrofurantoin for the urinary infectious process that the urine culture indicates to be sensitive E. coli, the third day of illness is drained abscess purulent material approximately 20 cc and successive cure for five days. Satisfactory evolution of the infectious process of soft tissue and urinary tract infection.

Palavras-chave : Nicolau syndrome; post-infectious cellulitis; intramuscular injection.

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