Cutaneous foreign bodies: elusive presentation. Case report and review of the literature

Authors

  • Fatima Al-Jasmi MBBS, MD,

    1. From the Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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  • Sultan Al-Khenaizan MBBS, MD, FRCPC

    Corresponding author
    1. From the Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Sultan Al-Khenaizan, mbbs, md, frcpc, Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, PO Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia. E-mail: salkhenaizan@hotmail.com

Abstract

Injuries by foreign bodies are a common problem in children, and sewing needles are not uncommonly found foreign bodies. Cutaneous foreign bodies are also occasionally seen, and these patients are referred to dermatologists because of skin findings resulting from body reactions. In this report we present an unusual case of a foreign body presenting as a linear skin eruption.

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