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Bull Soc Pathol Exot. 2006 Mar;99(1):3-4.

[Retrospective study of 53 erysipelas cases in Brazzaville University Hospital, Congo].

[Article in French]

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Service de dermatologie. CHU, BP 32, Brazzaville, Congo.


Hospitalizations for erysipelas became frequent in the Brazzaville (Congo) service of dermatology. A link between the use of topical corticosteroids for bleaching purpose and erysipelas cases of the leg in women users has been evoked. We carried out a retrospective survey over eleven months analysing 53 files of patients hospitalized for erysipelas, among which 48 cases (91%) concerned topical corticosteroids users and 5 cases of (9%) non users. The average age of these patients was 26 years old, with extremes 18 and 55, for an hospitalization varying between 3 weeks and one month.

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