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Lookup NU author(s): Dr Srinivasan Natarajan,
Professor Michael Goodfellow,
Dr John Perry,
Dr Roland Koerner
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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.
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
Print publication date: 01/10/2005
ISSN (print): 0007-0963
ISSN (electronic): 1365-2133
PubMed id: 16181469
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