Cactus spine granuloma

Vandana K. Madkan, Tonya Abraham, Jack L. Lesher

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We describe the case of a 45-year-old woman with a 2-week history of painful erythematous papules on the palmar aspect of the fingertips of her right hand, resulting from contact with a cholla cactus 3 weeks prior in Arizona. The patient initially was given clobetasol propionate ointment, resulting in some improvement; however, the lesions resolved only after punch biopsies were performed to confirm the diagnosis of cactus spihe granuloma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)208-210
Number of pages3
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2007

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  • Dermatology

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    Madkan, V. K., Abraham, T., & Lesher, J. L. (2007). Cactus spine granuloma. Cutis, 79(3), 208-210.