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Dietzia strain X: A newly described Actinomycete isolated from confluent and reticulated papillomatosis

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Srinivasan Natarajan, Amanda Jones, Professor Michael Goodfellow, Dr John Perry, Dr Roland Koerner

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Abstract

Confluent and reticulated papillomatosis (CRP) is a rare skin disorder. To date its aetiology remains uncertain. The possibility of an infectious aetiology has been supported by case reports of therapeutic response to antibiotic therapy. We have isolated and identified a previously unknown Dietzia strain, an Actinomycete, from skin scrapings of a 17-year-old boy with CRP. We propose that this organism may be the aetiological agent of CRP. Further investigations are necessary to determine the potential role of this Actinomycete in the pathogenesis of CRP. © 2005 British Association of Dermatologists.


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Author(s): Natarajan S, Milne D, Jones AL, Goodfellow M, Perry J, Koerner RJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: British Journal of Dermatology

Year: 2005

Volume: 153

Issue: 4

Pages: 825-827

Print publication date: 01/10/2005

ISSN (print): 0007-0963

ISSN (electronic): 1365-2133

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2133.2005.06785.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2005.06785.x

PubMed id: 16181469


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