Korean J Dermatol.  2008 Apr;46(4):503-506.

A Case of Bullae and Eccrine Sweat Gland Necrosis in a Patient with Drug-Induced Coma

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. miumiu@amc.seoul.kr

Abstract

Coma-induced bullae and sweat gland necrosis is a rare clinicopathologic entity often associated with alcohol intake or drug abuse (barbiturate and benzodiazepine overdose). Local pressure and hypoxia are considered to be important causative factors. But, the exact pathogenesis remains unknown. Herein, we report a case with clinical and histologic findings characteristic of blisters and sweat gland necrosis occurring in a drug-induced comatose patient.

Keyword

Coma-induced bullae; Sweat gland necrosis

MeSH Terms

Anoxia
Benzodiazepines
Blister
Coma
Humans
Necrosis
Substance-Related Disorders
Sweat
Sweat Glands
Benzodiazepines
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