Florid pustular dermatitis of breast: A case report on a unusual complication from acellular dermal matrix use

J. James, L. Jackson, Christobel Saunders

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    © 2016 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Introduction Idiopathic erythematous reaction of the breast (Red breast syndrome) is a known complication following breast reconstruction with acellular dermal matrix. However pustular dermatitis like presentation is not previously known. Presentation of case We present a 42-year-old lady who developed bilateral pustular dermatitis like appearance following breast reconstruction with acellular dermal matrix slings. Though surgical washout was done, both expanders and flex HD could be preserved. Discussion Acellular dermal matrix use is the only possible explanation for such a presentation and this can be considered a variant of red breast syndrome. Conclusion Pustular dermatitis like presentation can be associated with acelluar dermal matrix use and should be considered in similar clinical presentations, since this can avoid unnecessary surgical procedures.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)59-61
    JournalInternational Journal of Surgery Case Reports
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


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