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Splendore-Hoeppli phenomenon in Pityrosporum folliculitis (pseudoactinomycosis of the skin).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1939789     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Actinomyces-like granules showing the Splendore-Hoeppli phenomenon have been demonstrated in histologic material, e.g. uterine curettings, in various conditions unrelated to genuine actinomycotic infection. The exact nature of the granules and the mechanism of their formation is open to speculation. We report two patients with a follicular skin eruption (Pityrosporum folliculitis) where pseudoactinomycotic granules were found in the skin biopsies. To the best of our knowledge, such findings have not previously been reported, but supposedly they are not rare. In order to avoid an incorrect diagnosis of actinomycosis, and unnecessary therapy, it is important to be familiar with the phenomenon.
O J Clemmensen; H Hagdrup
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cutaneous pathology     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0303-6987     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cutan. Pathol.     Publication Date:  1991 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-12-03     Completed Date:  1991-12-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0425124     Medline TA:  J Cutan Pathol     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  293-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Odense University Hospital, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Actinomycosis / diagnosis*,  pathology
Cytoplasmic Granules / microbiology,  ultrastructure
Dermatomycoses / microbiology,  pathology*
Folliculitis / diagnosis*,  microbiology,  pathology
Malassezia / isolation & purification*
Microscopy, Electron
Middle Aged
Skin / microbiology,  pathology,  ultrastructure

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