[A case of « peau d'orange » in the absence of cancer].

Boehncke, Wolf-Henning; Zürcher, Sven; Kaya, Gürkan (2019). [A case of « peau d'orange » in the absence of cancer]. Revue médicale suisse, 15(644), pp. 685-686. Médecine & Hygiène

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A 57-year old female patient initially consulted a gynecologist for a cutaneous lesion on her left breast present since 6 weeks. The gynecologist described a plaque-like lesion in the sense of « peau d'orange ». Imaging and a biopsy did not reveal evidence for a malignancy. When she presented in our « walk-in » outpatient clinic for a second opinion, a borreliosis was suspected based on the clinical appearance of the lesion. This hypothesis was confirmed by the -re-evaluation of the skin biopsy by a dermatopathologist and -further substantiated by positive serology. Thus, oral doxycycline (2 x 100 mg/day) for 28 days was prescribed as treatment, resulting in resolution of the lesion. We wish to encourage colleagues to contact a dermatologist for any unclear pathology of the skin and to send skin biopsies to a dermatopathologist, particularly if inflammatory or infectious diseases are suspected.

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Journal Article (Further Contribution)


04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Dermatology, Urology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Osteoporosis (DURN) > Clinic of Dermatology

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Zürcher, Sven Méric


600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health




Médecine & Hygiène




Sandra Nyffenegger

Date Deposited:

30 Dec 2019 07:54

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30 Dec 2019 07:54

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