Korean J Dermatol.  2011 Nov;49(11):1028-1031.

Bullae and Sweat Gland Necrosis in a Non-comatose Patient after Alcohol Intake

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine and Medical Research Institute, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea. tyyoon@chungbuk.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine and Medical Research Institute, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea.

Abstract

Bullae and sweat gland necrosis is an entity previously reported to occur in comatose patients. Since its first description in comatose patients after carbon monoxide intoxication, similar lesions have also been reported in comatose patients after overdose with several drugs and in immobilized non-comatose patients. To our knowledge, there have been only three occurrences of bullae and sweat gland necrosis after alcohol intake in the Korean dermatologic literature. These cases were never described, but only summarized in a table of an original article. Herein, we more fully describe a case of bullae and sweat gland necrosis in a non-comatose patient after alcohol intake. The case demonstrates conclusively that bullae and sweat gland necrosis can occur not only in a comatose patient but also in a non-comatose patient.

Keyword

Alcohol; Bullae; Sweat gland necrosis

MeSH Terms

Blister
Carbon Monoxide
Coma
Humans
Necrosis
Sweat
Sweat Glands
Carbon Monoxide
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