Jinah Kim

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  • A Rectangular Dermatosis of the Left Back ARCHIVES OF DERMATOLOGY Craiglow, B., Kim, J., Watsky, K., Heald, P. 2009; 145 (12): 1411-1414


    Cardioversion and defibrillation have become widely used techniques aimed at restoring normal sinus rhythm in patients with cardiac arrhythmias. Following the procedure, cutaneous lesions are often seen at the site of the electrodes, but little has been reported regarding the evolution of such lesions over time.Two patients presented with unusual, well-defined rectangular eruptions on the left back, and both reported a history of having undergone electrical cardioversion or defibrillation several years previously. The histologic characteristics of each lesion were distinct, and the management was symptomatic, with most of the relief coming from the recognition that the eruption was actually a self-limited manifestation of cardioversion and defibrillation.The clinical cases and corresponding histologic findings represent possible long-term sequelae of electrical cardioversion or defibrillation. They are presented in order to enhance the diagnostic acumen of dermatologists and to avoid potential misdiagnosis.

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