Turicella otitidis as an Unusual Agent Causing Palmoplantar Eczema: An Emerging Pathogen
KeywordsPalmoplantar dermatitis, eczema, Corynebacteria, Turicella otitidis
Introduction: Turicella otitidis, described as a new species over 20 years ago, has been isolated mainly from the external ear canal and middle ear fluid. Here, we report the first case of palmoplantar eczema related to T. otitidis.
Case presentation: Here, we report the first case of palmoplantar eczema in a 74-year-old female related to T. otitidis.
Conclusions: The question as to whether T. otitidis is a potential pathogen in cases of dyshidrotic eczema is still open, but this could be better elucidated if corynebacteria were speciated more often.
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