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Iododerma—Report of a Case
Meng-Yueh Hsieh, Hung-Wen Kuo, Ji-Chen Ho
Dermatol Sinica 21 : 171-174, 2003

Iododerma is an uncommon eruption caused by exposure or ingestion of iodides or related compounds.1 The typical cutaneous lesions are acneiform papulopustules that appear in skin sites rich in sebaceous glands.1-3 We report a case of iododerma in a 63-year-old male patient who took oral potassium iodide (KI) to treat sporotrichosis. One week later discrete acneiform papules and pustules appeared on his nose and nasolabial folds. The skin lesions persisted for several weeks during treatment with KI. Results from a skin biopsy of the lesions showed intraepidermal abscesses, dense inflammatory infiltrates in the dermis, and marked pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia. After stopping KI, the acneiform skin lesions cleared within a few days.

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