Recurrent blistering distal dactylitis due to Staphylococcus aureus in an immunocompetent elderly woman.

Case Report Summary: An 86-year-old woman presented with marked blistering of her left index fingertip and ulceration of the left middle fingertip, with a 2-year history of recurrent blistering and ulceration of her fingers bilaterally. On admission, she had elevated inflammatory markers but unremarkable autoantibodies. Radiograph of the hand revealed diffuse soft tissue fullness and subtle irregularities at the tuft of the index finger, but all other investigations were unremarkable.

Hinkamp CA, Shah NH, Holland N, Wright A. BMJ Case Rep 2018 May 7;2018. pii: bcr-2017-222772. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2017-222772.

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