Chlamydophila pneumoniae Infection Induced Nodular Vasculitis

Case Rep Dermatol. 2011 Sep;3(3):263-7. doi: 10.1159/000335377. Epub 2011 Dec 12.


We present the case history of a 48-year-old male patient with Chlamydophila (Chlamydia) pneumoniae who developed a nodular vasculitis. He developed a cutaneous vasculitis with the onset of respiratory symptoms. The diagnosis of Chlamydophila pneumoniae infection was based on serology. Since this infection is very common in our population, although often asymptomatic, it should be systematically considered as a causative agent of nodular vasculitis.

Keywords: Chlamydia pneumoniae; Erythema induratum; Erythema nodosum.

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