Toe web intertrigo in Kaposi's sarcoma patients: a microbiological study in a large cohort of patients.
Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 2017 Nov 17. Epub 2017 Nov 17.
Dermatology Unit, I.R.C.C.S. Foundation Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.
Kaposi 's sarcoma (KS) is a rare multifocal angioproliferative disease associated with human herpes virus 8 (HHV-8) infection, characterized by cutaneous nodules or plaques especially on the lower limbs. Some skin modifications, such as chronic lymphedema, plantar hyperkeratosis and interdigital desquamation, may be associated with consequent impairment of the local immunosurveillance and increased risk of some bacterial or mycotic infections. With the objective of evaluating if bacterial or mycotic infections in KS patients are supported by different microorganisms compared to control patients, we performed an observational retrospective study, comparing positive cultural swabs of interdigital intertrigo of KS patients with positive cultural swabs of interdigital intertrigo of patients admitted to our dermatologic unit during the last 10 years. Read More